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Tristan Dominique Cabello

Director, American Studies
Department of History

  • 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, “Explore DC’s Music Scene,” “Global Hip Hop,” and “Washington, DC: Life Inside a Monument.”

  • Degrees

    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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Teaching

  • Fall 2014

    • AMST-330 Contemporary American Culture: Global Hip Hop
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  • Spring 2015

    • AMST-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Explore D.C.'s Music Scene
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