Department


Humanities & Communication

Associate Professor
Focus: Spatial Theory

Contact Information
(518) 694-7359
kevin.hickey@acphs.edu


Speaker Request
Kevin M. Hickey, PH.D.

EDUCATION  

  • Ph.D. in English, State University of New York at Albany 
    • Recipient of 1999 Presidential Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award of the University at Albany
  • M.A. in English, State University of New York College at Oneonta.
  • B.Sc. in Biology (pre-med), State University of Vermont

COURSES TAUGHT AT ACPHS

  • 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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

NOTEWORTHY

  • Annual ACPHS Africana Film Series Coordinator 
  • "Four Years: Crossing Africa by Bike" (photo slideshow with music)
  • Annual Pharm.D. Rotation in Basel, Switzerland Coordinator 
  • Study Abroad Course in Senegal Professor  
  • Medical Mission to Belize Professor 
  • New York African Studies Association Immediate-Past-President
  • Editor (Guest) of “Sahara and Identity” issue of CELAAN (The Review of the Center for the Studies of the Literatures and Arts of North Africa / Revue du Centre d’Études des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord). 2016-2018. Volume XV #2-3, Fall 2018.
  • Editor of The New York African Studies Association Newsletter.
  • External Reviewer for U.S. State Department Youth Leadership Program with Francophone Africa

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“Basquiat’s Birds: Painting an Afro-Global Space.” Transnational Trills: Music and Art in the Africana World. Ed. Cheryl Sterling. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2019. 305-345. Print.

“The Mundane Miracles of Teju Cole.” NYASA Newsletter “Sankofa Rising” issue 71 (Spring-Summer 2019): 38-50.

“Sahara and Identity.” CELAAN (The Review of the Center for the Studies of the Literatures and Arts of North Africa / Revue du Centre d’Études des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord) Vol 15.2-3 (Fall 2018): 8-30. Print.

“Desert Paths.” CELAAN (The Review of the Center for the Studies of the Literatures and Arts of North Africa / Revue du Centre d’Études des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord) Vol 15.2-3 (Fall 2018): 241-249. Print.

“Sandstorm.” CELAAN (The Review of the Center for the Studies of the Literatures and Arts of North Africa / Revue du Centre d’Études des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord) Vol 15.2-3 (Fall 2018): 250-263. Print.

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

“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. Print.

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

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

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS IN:

Migrating Words and Worlds: Pan-Africanism Updated. Africa World Press.
Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Theory and Aesthetics.
Twentieth-Century American Cultural Theorists.  Dictionary of Literary Biography.
New York African Studies Association Newsletter.
Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Greenwood Press.
The Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia.  Fitzroy Dearborn
Encyclopedia of African American History. ABC-CLIO Press.
Encyclopedia of Life Writing. Fitzroy Dearborn.
UCFV Research Review.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature.
Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. ABC-CLIO Press.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Communications Technologies in Education.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature. 
The Vanguard.

Travel Publications in: 

Bicycling Cyclists

Bicycle Guide

Badische Zeitung

Schweizer Jugend

Press & Sun Bulletin

HONORS, AWARDS, AND APPOINTMENTS

Editor of “Sahara and Identity” issue of CELAAN (The Review of the Center for the Studies of the Literatures and Arts of North Africa / Revue du Centre d’Études des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord). 2016-2018. Volume XV #2-3, Fall 2018.

President of New York African Studies Association.

Editor of The New York African Studies Association Newsletter.