Tracey Walters


Tracey Walters is Assistant Professor of Literature in the Department of Africana Studies. She holds a joint appointment with the Department of English and teaches a wide range of literature courses which focus on the African Diasporic experience. Walters is currently completing a book project entitled Writing the Classics Black: The Poetic and Political Nature of Black Women's Classical Revision which investigates how and why African American women authors Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, and Rita Dove appropriate classical Greek myths. She is also interested in Black British literature and culture-an area in which Walters has published a number of articles: "We're All English Now Mate Like It or Lump It": Zadie Smith's White Teet and the Question of Black/British Fiction," "Recognizing, Redefining, and Reexamining the Black British Literary Canon," and "A Black Britons View of Black British Literature and Scholarship."



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CAT Colloquium Series

Graduate Student Colloquium

 26 March 2014 

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Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives

23 April 2014

 Q/F/T Inaugural Lecture, Heather Love " Queer Method and the Postwar History of Sexuality Studies"

23 April 2014 


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Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"

New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"


Raiford Guins new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.

Victoria Hesford's new book "Feeling Women's Liberation" was published with Duke University Press in June.


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February 2014

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