Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.E.E.: Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, , - none
  • M.A.: English and American Literature, University of Minnesota, , - none
  • Ph.D.: American Studies, University of Minnesota, , 1977 - none

Specialties

  • sociology of literature
  • American and Afro-American literature
  • Black Arts Movement
  • feminist criticism
  • folklore and oral tradition
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • intellectual history and popular culture
  • Langston Hughes