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Joanna Davis-McElligatt, Ph.D.
 
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (English)
 
PhD., University of Iowa, 2010
 
P.O. Box 44691
Lafayette LA 70504
Griffin 322
Phone: 337-482-5487
E-mail: jcdmce@louisiana.edu
 
Teaching and Research Areas
 
Nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century American literatures, Africana and Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial literatures and theory, American Studies, Cultural and Subcultural Studies, Immigration law and literatures, Native American literature and theory, Latino/a literatures and theory, Women's Studies, Comics Studies and theory
 
Noteworthy
 
Joanna Davis-McElligatt received her Ph.D. in English and American ethnic literatures and theories from the University of Iowa in 2010. She is currently at work on her first monograph, entitled Black and Immigrant: The New African Diaspora in American Literature . In this project, she explores literature by and about immigrants of African descent to the United States, and makes the case that their experiences challenge long-held assumptions about both immigrant and African American identities. She has written about comics for The Comics Journal , MELUS , and the edited collection The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing is a Way of Thinking (U of Mississippi P, 2010). Her chapter, co-written with Forrest Roth, on conceptions of racialized male genius in Gus Van Sant's 2000 film Finding Forrester and the varying autobiographical iterations of Frederick Douglass's life appears in the collection The Pedagogy of Pop: Theoretical and Practial Strategies for Success (Lexington Books, 2012). She is currently in the process of completing four articles derived from chapters of her dissertation, on topics ranging from immigration law in William Faulkner's Light in August to instances of Bhabhaian “unhomeliness” in Paule Marshall's Brown Girl, Brownstones .

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