Pembroke Center

N'Kosi Oates

2021-22 Graduate Curatorial Proctor, Black Feminist Theory Project


Oates is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University. His research engages African American culture, aesthetics, literature, and social history from Reconstruction to the 1980s. His work has been published in the National Review of Black Politics, Journal of Africana Religions, and Black Perspectives. He is also a Cogut Mellon Fellow with the Cogut Institute for Humanities at Brown. N’Kosi earned his B.A. with distinction in Political Science and Communication from the University of Delaware. He also holds a M.A. in Religion from Yale University Divinity School.