Southern African Literature, Portuguese travel and disaster narratives from 1552-1660, British women travelers, poetry, marxist literary criticism, feminist criticism, higher education activism on behalf of PTF. new digital educational formats in the humanities.
Civil Rights Literature, African American Literature, Southern Literature
Joshua Agbo is currently doing a Ph.D. research in Southern African literature at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. His research focuses on Bessie Emery Amelia Head’s novels, approached from the angle(s) of exile, migration, trauma, and post-colonial studies. His research interests further stretch across African history, linguistic/literary stylistics of West African literature, and Afro-Caribbean studies. He is the author of How Africans Underdeveloped Africa: A Forgotten Truth in History (2010) and Dead Wood (2015), as well as the co-editor of the book entitled as, Linguistics: An Introductory Text. He is also a member of several academic bodies/associations, and some of which include: Modern Language Association (MLA), African Literature Association (ALA), Association of Child Development and Communication Disorders, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Great Northern Postcolonial Network, New Routes Old Roots Network, Refugees & Migration Ph.D. Network, and Postcolonial Studies Association. He has published both nationally and internationally. He was longlisted for ANA Literary Award (2013), shortlist for the Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence (2017), and awarded by Anglia Ruskin University for the Graduate Conference presentation (2017).
19th to early 20th century African American and Caribbean literature, 19th to early 20th century Southern American literature, the Black Atlantic, whiteness studies; race performance; the neoslave narrative; slavery, gender, and sexual violence in literature
Currently an Assistant Professor of English at Tougaloo College. My current project focuses on the influence of African American culture in transnational multi-ethnic blues literature. My research and teaching interests include Anglo-North American literatures of the 20th century, African American literature, US Southern literature, and film studies.
Stephanie Bosch Santana is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA. Her research explores Anglophone and African language fiction, with a focus on alternative literary forms in print and digital media from South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
jazz studies music & literature African American Studies
Sondra Bickham Washington is a fourth year doctoral student in African American literature at the University of Alabama. Her doctoral research investigates depictions of black girlhood and the development of female children and adolescents in African American literature. She expects to graduate May 2020.
Laura E. Helton is Assistant Professor of Print and Material Culture in the Departments of English and History at the University of Delaware. Her work on African American print culture, archival studies, and public humanities has appeared in PMLA, Social Text, and Southern Quarterly. Her current book project, “Collecting and Collectivity: Black Archival Publics, 1910-1950,” examines the emergence of African American archives and libraries to show how historical recuperation shaped forms of racial imagination in the early twentieth century.
In May 2016, I retired from Georgetown University Press. I worked in scholarly, small press, and nonprofit publishing for over thirty years. I taught before I moved to publishing, doing some adjunct teaching when I could at community colleges. Currently, I am teaching again as an adjunct in the English department at Mineral Area College. One of my major projects is to finally complete a course I’ve been working on for publishing for writers. I’m also devoting time to finishing 2 novels and organizing my poetry.