Seth Cosimini

Seth Cosimini, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor
Seth Cosimini


Seth Cosimini teaches courses in literature and writing, and his research engages the literature, culture and thought of the African diaspora; American literary and cultural history; and cultural studies and critical theory.

Research interests

  • 19th-century American literature
  • Literature and culture of the African diaspora
  • The Black Radical Tradition
  • Cultural studies
  • Critical pedagogy

Recent publications

  • “‘I’m a Motherfuckin’ Monster!’: Play, Perversity, and Performance of Nicki Minaj.” Feminist Formations, vol. 29, no. 2, 2017.
  • “AmeriKKKa’s Human Sacrifice: Blackness, Gangsta Rap, and Authentic Villainy.” Violence in American Popular Culture, edited by David Schmid, vol. 2, Praeger, 2015.


  • Ph.D., English, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2019
  • M.A., English, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2013
  • B.A., English, Wheaton College, 2010