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Tristan Dominique Cabello

Director, American Studies Critical Race, Gender and Culture Studies Collaborative

Tristan Dominique Cabello (Ph.D, History, Northwestern University) is Director of American Studies at American University.

Cabello’s research explores the intersection of race, sexuality, class identities and popular culture in modern American culture. His first monograph Queer Bronzeville: Race, Sexuality and Black Chicago, 1920-1980 documents the making of African American queer identities in Chicago.

Prior to joining American University, Cabello taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Bowdoin College. At American University, he teaches various courses in the American Studies Program. Among them, “The Global Cultures of Michael Jackson,” “In The Life: Black Queer Culture and History,” and “Washington, DC: Life Inside a Monument.”


PhD, History, Northwestern University.
MA, History, Northwestern University.
MA, American Studies, University of Strasbourg, France.
BA, American Studies, University of Strasbourg, France.

Favorite Spot on Campus
Woods-Brown Amphitheater
Languages Spoken
French (Native Speaker)

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CAS - Critical RGC Studies
Battelle Tompkins - T-20
Contact Info
(202) 885-6733

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Queer Bronzeville


  • Summer 2017

    • AMST-330 Contemporary American Culture: Global Hip Hop
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  • Fall 2017

    • AMST-320 American Cultural History: Black/Gay Exp in America
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    • AMST-330 Contemporary American Culture: Glbl Cultures Michael Jackson
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  • Spring 2018

    • AMST-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Senior Capstone in CRGC
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