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