This semester, a group of our program contributors are pursuing research projects with African American women as central topics. Briana Whiteside, from Literature, is in the early stages of a project on "uncanny black women." Cindy Lyles, also from Literature, has been researching black women's poetry and the city and will complete her thesis work this semester. Chandra Alford, from the Teaching of Writing Program, is working on a project about Zora Neale Hurston, and Danielle Hall, from Historical Studies, who will complete her thesis this semester is producing a project on Katherine Dunham.
Over the course of the next few months, Briana, Chandra, Cindy, and Danielle will publish short writings about their projects.
• January 19: Shonda Rhimes’ Uncanny Olivia Pope by Briana Whiteside
• January 18: Uncanny Black Women in African American literature by Briana Whiteside
• January 18: Black Women Poets Take on the City by Cindy Lyles
• January 18: The Voices of Black Female Rhetors by Chandra Alford
• January 18: An intellectual history of Katherine Dunham by Danielle Hall