As a writer, Jamie McGhee believes that revolution begins not with the stories we tell, but with the way we tell stories. She approaches narrative as a site of resistance and experimentation, where writers should feel empowered to overlap genres, cross mediums and break from convention. Jamie’s work centers people who are queer, who are gender-nonconforming, who are immigrants, who are of color—those who are often overlooked. With Duke professor Dr. Adam Hollowell, she co-authored Almost Blasphemous, an interrogation and celebration of James Baldwin’s work in the era of Black Lives Matter. Additionally, she is the author of two nonfiction books and a graphic novel (Macmillan Publishers); all three works highlight minorities who have pioneered their field. For her fiction, Jamie was named a James Baldwin Fellow in St-Paul-de-Vence, France and a Sacatar Fellow in Itaparica, Brazil.
In the Global History program at Freie Universität, she plans to focus on the theories, practicalities and lived realities of political revolutions around the world.