Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

Ianna Hawkins Owen

Education:

B.A., Africana Studies, CUNY Hunter College; M.A., African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., African Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:

Ordinary Failures: Toward a Diasporan Ethics

Thesis Advisor:

Darieck Scott, Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:

Examining black failure in memoir, neo slave narrative, visual art, and asexual representations through the lenses of diaspora theory and queer theory

Mentor:

Nadia Ellis, Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Williams College

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