Walton Muyumba

Walton Muyumba

Associate Professor, English

Susan D. Gubar Chair of Literature (interim)


  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2001
  • M.A., University of Virginia, 1996
  • B.A., Indiana University, 1994

Journal Articles and Other Publications

Selected Book Chapters:

“Thinking About The Underground Railroad: with Walton M. Muyumba, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Kristen J. Warner.” Film Quarterly, 75.2, 2021, pp. 19-26

“Artists in Residence: Jason Moran and the Bandwagon Improvising Freedom (After Kentridge, Kelly, Walker, and Komunyakaa)” liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies, 5.2, October 2021.

“Floating in Time with John Edgar Wideman.”  The New York Review of Books, 6 April 2021.  

“A Denzel Washington Filmography of Character, Death, And Mercy.” The Believer 1 October 2020: 38-39.

“Brilliant Corners: Improvisation and Practices of Freedom in Sent for You Yesterday.” Lewis,

George, and Benjamin Piekut. The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies,Volume 2. 1st ed., New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp.

"Black and Blues Configurations: African American Poetics Since 1960." The Cambridge History of American Poetry, Alfred Bendixen and Stephen Burt, eds. (Cambridge University Press, October 2014)

"‘All safety is an illusion’: John Dewey, James Baldwin and the Democratic Practice of Public Critique." Trained Capacities: John Dewey, Rhetoric, and Democratic Practice, Brian Jackson and Gregory Clark, eds. (University of South Carolina Press, 2014)