Frank Wilderson III

Frank B. Wilderson III is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at UC Irvine. He is also the Director of the Culture & Theory PhD Program. His books include, Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid; and Red, White, & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms. In addition to being an activist and scholar, Wilderson is also a creative writer; he has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, The Maya Angelou Award for Best Fiction Portraying the Black Experience in America, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award, The Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement of the Highest Order, The Judith Stronach Award for Poetry, and The American Book Award.