Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty

Wendy W. Walters

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator (1999)

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

Contact

Office: Ansin 1208

Phone: 8248

E-Mail: Wendy_Walters@emerson.edu


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