Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Alexis Pauline Gumbs graduated from Duke with a PhD in English, African and African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She founded two organizations; The Mobile Homecoming project (an experiential archive amplifying generations of Black LGBTQ Brilliance) and Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind.

Her works include Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity; M Archive: After the End of the World; and the forthcoming Dub: Finding Ceremony (all Duke University Press, 2016, 2018, 2020). She is the co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press, 2016) and Creative Writing Editor of Feminist Studies.

Bitch described M Archive by saying, "Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a literary treasure. M Archive, the second book in an innovative trilogy that began with Spill, is evidence of her brilliance."  And a starred Publisher's Weekly review, said, "Groundbreaking.... This is an impressive archive 'written in collaboration with the survivors' and the mythology that Gumbs develops from the artifacts of future black life and memory works to reveal an existence 'on the verge of regenerating the cells that would let us dream deep enough to remember.'”