Dr. Farrah Jasmine Griffin


Farah Jasmine Griffin

Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she was the inaugural chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department. A Harvard graduate with a Ph.D. from Yale in American Studies, Professor Griffin is a prolific author and editor of eight books, including award-winning titles like Who Set You Flowin? and Read Until You Understand. Her scholarship explores African American culture, jazz, and women artists’ contributions during World War II. Recognized as a Guggenheim and Mellon Foundation Fellow, she continues to shape discourse on Black literature and cultural studies through her influential essays and academic leadership at Columbia.