Brandon J. Manning

Assistant Professor, African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies
Expertise: Black Pop-Culture, Masculinity (Black), Humor and Satire, African American Literature and Culture, Women's Rights/Feminism (Black)


Brandon Manning is an assistant professor of African American studies and gender and sexuality studies in the Interdisciplinary Degree Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research and teaching areas include African American literature and culture, black feminist thought, queer theory, and popular culture. His current book project, The Right Kind of Laughter: Vulnerability and Black Men in Post-Soul Satire, examines the production of vulnerability in representations of black men in contemporary satire. 



  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Articles Featuring Brandon J. Manning

protester holding sign that reads, "Black Lives Matter"
PeopleSeptember 7, 2016
Law professor Addie Rolnick and African American studies professor Brandon Manning on issues of race, self-defense, and Black Lives Matter.