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Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Assistant Professor


Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is the author of Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America. The first volume of a planned trilogy on African-Americans and utopia (Harlem, Haiti and the Black Belt of the American south), it was a New York Times Notable Book of 2011, a National Book Critics Circle Finalist and cited by BOOKFORUM as the “Best New York Book” written in the twenty years since the magazine’s founding. In 2019, Slate included Harlem Is Nowhere among its list of the “50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years.”

A.B., Harvard College