Joshua Brandon Bennett

Academic Appointments

Professor of English and Creative Writing

Dr. Joshua Bennett is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of The Sobbing School (Penguin, 2016)—which was a National Poetry Series winner and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award—as well as Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man  (Harvard University Press, 2020), Owed  (Penguin, 2020), and The Study of Human Life (Penguin, 2022). Bennett holds a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University, and an M.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Warwick, where he was a Marshall Scholar. In 2021, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Award in Poetry and Nonfiction. He has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MIT, the Ford Foundation, and the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. 

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English and Creative Writing


  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. University of Warwick
  • M.A. Princeton University
  • Ph. D. Princeton University