Kyle Proehl

Kyle Proehl

Editorial Assistant, James Baldwin Review

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  • Department of African & African American Studies
    Washington University in St. Louis
    One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130

Kyle Proehl is an editorial assistant for the James Baldwin Review. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature with an emphasis in critical theory from the University of California, Davis. His research is concerned with social crisis and its visual and literary representation.

Kyle's dissertation, Bomb the Crisis: Graffiti in Capitalist Modernity, presents a series of interpretations of graffiti and its reception across the American hemisphere in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He has also written about deported US military veterans in Tijuana, the Latin American realist novel, and philosopher Bolívar Echeverría, among other topics. He is currently working on Echeverría’s theory of blanquitud, or “whiteness,” in relation to contemporary far-right imagery and in conversation with Cedric Robinson’s work on cinema’s role in the “whitening” of America.