Brady Smith


Research Interests: 

African literatures and literatures of the environment; comparative literature; Anglophone and Lusophone postcolonial theory; ecocriticism; the novel; urban studies; and the history of children's literature.

Graduation Year: 


Dissertation Title: 

"Red, Black and Green: Ecology, Economy and the Contemporary African Novel"


African Studies Workshop


Publications: "Other Atlantics: Cape Verde, Chiquinho, and the Black Atlantic World," Comparative Literature Studies 49.2 (2012): 246-265.


Brady Smith was raised in Iowa and attended Boston College before serving in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Cape Verde from 2006-2008. He has been at the University of Chicago since the fall of 2008.

Teaching Experience: 

"Literatures of the Environment," Department of Environmental Studies, University of Chicago, Winter 2015; "The Wretched of the Earth," Department of English, University of Chicago, Fall 2014; "First-Year Composition," Department of English, North Central College, Fall 2014; "Contemporary African Fiction," Department of English, University of Chicago, Fall 2012; "Empire and After," First-Year Seminar, Department of Liberal Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fall 2011.