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Race, Ethnic Studies, and Colonial/Postcolonial Faculty Group

The University of Tennessee English graduate program is proud to feature its Race, Ethnic Studies, and Colonial/Postcolonial faculty group.  This group of faculty work across geographic boundaries, time period, genre, and literary and rhetorical traditions to help students generate new and groundbreaking work in the broad field of Race, Ethnic Studies, and Colonial/Postcolonial studies.

Students in the past have studied and written about literary depictions of Africa from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century; about the rhetorical practices of the “I, Too” campaigns sweeping the country that draw upon visual imagery, interracial dialogue, and Langston Hughes’s poetry; about colonial, postcolonial, and decolonial theories; and about the many ways Native American tribal nations employ rhetoric that demonstrates indigenous sovereignty.  Some students obtain an Africana Studies Graduate Certificate to complement their coursework in English.

Please learn more about the exciting work of this group by contacting any of the professorial faculty members listed below.