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Zifeng Liu

Graduate Students


Zifeng Liu is a doctoral candidate in Africana Studies at Cornell University. A Sage Fellow, he studies Black transnationalism/internationalism, the African diaspora, Black radicalism, Black feminism, and anticolonial thought. His dissertation, entitled “Redrawing the Balance of Power: Black Radical Women, Mao’s China, and the Making of a Political Imaginary,” uncovers the manifold gendered modes of conscious interconnection between the African American freedom struggle and the Chinese socialist construction of modernity from 1949 through 1978.His essays and reviews in English and Chinese on African American literature, politics, and history have been published and forthcoming in the Journal of Beihang UniversityJournal of African American HistoryJournal of IntersectionalityInitium Media, and SINA News. Currently, he is a visiting scholar in the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center, CUNY. 


  • Africana Studies and Research Center


Fall 2020