Humanities & Communication

Associate Professor
Focus: Spatial Theory

Contact Information
(518) 694-7359

* * * Click the following link to learn about the AFRICANA FILM SERIES hosted by Dr. Hickey each February. * * *

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Kevin M. Hickey, PH.D.


  • Ph.D. in English, State University of New York at Albany


  • Principles of Communication 
  • Humanities I: Ancient Times to the Renaissance 
  • Humanities II: The Renaissance to the 19th Century 
  • Humanities III: The 19th Century to the Present 
  • Humanities 201: The Contemporary World 
  • Health Care and Human Values 
  • The Drama 
  • Travel in Literature and Image 
  • African American Literature and Music 
  • Caribbean Literature and Music 
  • African Literature, Film, and Music 
  • Culture and Customs of Senegal
  • Culture, Customs, & Health of Belize
  • Global Health
  • Nature and Wellness


  • My research is on spatiality in Africana literatures, visual arts, and music with focuses on travel, gender, food culture, birds, ecology, and Illichean conviviality.


  • Annual ACPHS Africana Film Series Coordinator 
  • Image-Film: "Four Years Across Africa by Bike"
  • Annual Pharm.D. Rotation in Basel, Switzerland Coordinator 
  • Study Abroad Course in Senegal Professor  
  • Medical Mission to Belize Professor 
  • New York African Studies Association President
  • External Reviewer for U.S. State Department Youth Leadership Program with Francophone Africa


“Hellenism and the Postcolonial Imagination: Yeats, Cavafy, Walcott.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 14.3 (September 2012): 477-479.

“Africa and Travel Writing.” New Directions in Travel Writing and Travel Studies (Comparative Culture, Media, and Communication Studies Series). Carmen Andras, editor. Aachen: Shaker Publishing GmbH, 2010. 103-118.

“`Exiles Must Make Their Own Maps’: Space, Teleology, and Derek Walcott.” International Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 6.7 (2008), pages 85-96.

“Furrowing Africa’s Killing Fields.” The International Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 4.5 (2006), pages 101-109.