Julius B. Fleming, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. Specializing in African Diasporic literatures and cultures, he has particular interests in performance studies, decolonial theory, visual culture, diaspora, and medicine—especially where they intersect with race, gender, and sexuality. Julius is currently completing his first book manuscript, tentatively entitled “Black Patience: Performance and the Civil Rights Movement.” His work appears in Callaloo, American Literary History, Text and Performance Quarterly, The James Baldwin Review, and The Southern Quarterly. Currently serving as an Associate Editor of Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, he has been awarded fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute. In 2018, Julius received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Comparative and International Education Society. Follow him on Twitter @juliusflemingjr.