Dr. Derrais Carter, Ph.D.

Dr. Derrais CarterAssistant Professor

Parkmill 247 | 503-725-9055 | derrais@pdx.edu 

B.A., Sociology; African & African American Studies, Univ. of Kansas (2008)
Ph.D., American Studies, Univ. of Iowa (2013)

FIELDS:  African American History, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Black Cultural Studies, Black Critical Theory

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)



Dr. Derrais (pronounced like Paris) Carter is an assistant professor of Black Studies. His research interests include 20th century African American history, gender and sexuality studies, and black cultural studies. He is co-editor of The Iconic Obama, 2007-2009: Essays on Media Representations of the Candidate and New President (2012). He is currently writing Obscene Material, a book examining black girlhood and scandal in 1919 Washington, D.C.

Derrais is also a member of the Queering Slavery Working Group. This interdisciplinary scholarly collective uses Tumblr to place black queer studies in conversation with the history of enslavement.  For more info: http://qswg.tumblr.com and http://qswgremix.tumblr.com.



Fall 2017 - Working Library:  Announcing c3:Working Library Residents! (PDF)



* d.a. is a contributing scholar-artist for the This is a Black Spatial Imaginary Exhibition:
*  Photographer Ima Mfon in Conversation with Derrais (d.a.) Carter:
* Portland Institute for Contemporary Art TBA Festival Event:


(Photo credit: Intisar Abioto)