Lavelle Porter is a writer, and a scholar of African American literature. He is an Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. He holds a B.A. in history from Morehouse College, and a Ph. D. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center. His writing has appeared in venues such as The New Inquiry, Poetry Foundation, Callaloo, Warscapes and JSTOR Daily. His research interests include African American literature, higher education, intellectual history, science fiction, Afrofuturism, gender, and sexuality. He is currently working on a book about representations of Black higher education in popular culture. Follow him on Twitter @alavelleporter.