Alex Lubin is Professor of African American Studies. He is the author of Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1956 (UP Mississippi), Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary (UNC Press), and Neverending War on Terror (UC Press). He is the editor of Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left (UP Mississippi) and the co-editor of American Studies Encounters the Middle East (UNC Press) and Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso Books). Lubin is currently working on a history of the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization (AAPSO), which was called, “the people’s Bandung.” He is especially interested in Black American cultural production in Cairo, Egypt during the era of AAPSO. This project explores ways that African American music, visual art, and poetry were transformed by, and were transformative of, Cairo’s Third World, Afro-Arab politics.