Antonio Tillis
Professor of Hispanic Studies
School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs
College of Charleston


Antonio D. Tillis is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs at the College of Charleston. He is the author of Manuel Zapata Olivella and the ‘Darkening’ of Latin American Literature (Missouri Press, 2005), Caribbean African Upon Awakening (Mango Publishing, 2010) and (Re) Considering Blackness in Brazilian (Con) Texts: A Cultural Studies Approach (Peter Lang, 2011), Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature (Routledge, 2012) and Manuel Zapata Olivella e o escurecimento da literatura latinoamericana (State University of Rio de Janeiro Press, 2012). He is the editor of the Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (PALARA) and is a past president of the College Language Association.