Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • BEE: Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • MA: English and American Literature, University of Minnesota
  • PhD: American Studies, University of Minnesota, 1977


  • 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