Honors Faculty

Wendy W. Walters

Associate Professor (1999)
On Leave

B.A. Brown University
M.A. University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

Wendy W. Walters

Dr. Wendy W. Walters specializes in African American Literature, in the larger context of diaspora studies. She is the author of Archives of the Black Atlantic: Reading Between Literature and History (Routledge 2013) and At Home in Diaspora: Black International Writing (U Minnesota 2005). In 2001-2002 she was a non-resident fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.

She has published articles in the journals Callaloo, American Literature, African American Review, Novel, Critical Arts, and MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.). She has published chapters in the books Borders, Exiles, Diasporas, and Diasporic Africa: A Reader, as well as entries in the Oxford Companion to African American Literature, Black Writers, and The Critical Response to Chester Himes.

Archives of the Black Atlantic


Office: Ansin 1208

Office Hours: Sabbatical 2015-2016

Phone: 8248

E-Mail: wendy_walters@emerson.edu

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Honors Thesis Project Lights Display

"Lumens" light display

Light It Up: Honors Thesis Project

An Emerson student is causing smiles as students and visitors stare in amazement at his LED light display—all part of his honors thesis project—in the main foyer of the Little Building.

Displaying an inner sense of direction and responsibility that shows in their intellectual engagement when they first step foot on campus, Honors students are driven, creative individuals who bond as a close-knit community of learners.

Nigel C. Gibson

Director of the Honors Program