Wilfried Raussert

Wilfried Raussert is Professor for Literature and Culture of North America and Chair of North American and Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University. Since 2013 he has been Spokesperson of the BMBF project Entangled Americas at the CIAS, Bielefeld University. He is Director of the International Association of Inter-American Studies and General Editor of its e-journal fiar (forum for inter-american research).



Research areas:

Studies of the Black Americas

Music and the social in the Americas

Art practices and public space in the Americas



Books and Edited Books:

2021. Off the Grid. Art Practices and Public Space. Inter-American Studies/Estudios Interamericanos (35). Trier/New Orleans: WVT/UNO.

2021. 'What's Going On': How Music Shapes the Social. Inter-American Studies/Estudios Interamericanos (26). Trier/New Orleans: WVT/UNO.

2017. Diferentes conceptos de tiempo en diálogo: el blues, el jazz y la novela afroamericana, Guadalajara: Editorial Universidad de Guadalajara.

2017. Art Begins in Streets-Art Lives in Streets: A Selective Wallk through the Streets of Art in the Americas, Bielefeld: KIPU.

2013. Transcultural Mobility: A Celebration Through African American Cultural Production, Houston: Claiborne Press.

2017. Mobile and Entangled America(s), with M. Graham (Eds.). London, New York: Routledge.

2017. The Routledge Companion to Inter-American Studies, London, New York: Routledge.

2015. Key Tropes in Inter-American Studies: Perspectives from the forum for inter-american research (fiar), with Rozema B, Campos Y, Littschwager M (Eds), Trier; Tempe, AZ: WVT; Bilingual Press.

2015. Cruzando fronteras en América/Crossing Boundaries in the Americas/Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, with Campos García YM, Ramos Godínez M (Eds), Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara.

2014. Transcultural Literacy and Mobility, with Claiborne CB (Eds), Houston, Texas: Earthborne Press.

2012. (Re)Discovering 'America'/(Re)Descubriendo 'America' - Road Movies and Other Travel Narratives in North America/ Road movie y otras narrativas de viaje en America del Norte, with Martinez-Zalce G (Eds) (2012), Trier / Tempe, AZ: WVT Trier and Bilingual Press.

2011. Cityscapes in the Americas and Beyond: Representations of Urban Complexity in Literature and Film, with Gurr J (Eds), Tempe, AZ: WVT: Trier; Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press.

2011. Cornbread and Cuchifritos: Ethnic Identity Politics, Transnationalization, and Transculturation in American Urban Popular Music, with Habell-Pallan M (Eds), Trier; Tempe, AZ: WVT: Trier; Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press.

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