Ayesha K. Hardison

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - English, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2310
Blake Hall
Room 318
University of Kansas
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, 2014

Education

Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Twentieth-century and twenty-first-century African American literature
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Cultural history and theory
  • Twentieth-century and contemporary visual media

Selected Publications

Book

Hardison, Ayesha K. Writing through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature, American Literatures Initiative, University of Virginia Press, May 2014.

Selected Articles

Hardison, Ayesha K. “Stalled in the Movement: The Black Panther Party in Night Catches Us.” The Strange Career of Jim Crow North.Eds. Brian Purnell and Jeanne Theoharis, with Komozi Woodard. New York: New York University Press, 2019. 307-331.​

Hardison, Ayesha K. “Theorizing Jane Crow, Theorizing Literary Fragments.” Critical Reply to “Theorizing Jane Crow, Theorizing Unknowability” by Kristie Dotson. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 7.2 (2018): 56-63. Web. 20 February 2018: https://wp.me/p1Bfg0-3UA

Hardison, Ayesha K. “Where Author and Auteur Meet: Genre, the Erotic, and Black Female Subjectivity.” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 12.1 (April 2014): 88-120.

Hardison, Ayesha K. “Crossing the Threshold: Zora Neale Hurston, Racial Performance, and Seraph on the Suwanee.” African American Review 46.2-3 (Summer/Fall 2013): 217-235.

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Selected Awards & Honors

Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program, New York Public Library, 2018.

Kansas Humanities Council Grant, 2017.

Nancy Dasher Award, College English Association of Ohio, Writing through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature, 2015.

Choice Outstanding Academic Title from American Library Association, Writing through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature, 2014.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2011.

Black Metropolis Research Consortium Short-Term Fellowship, 2009.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-2006.


Dr. Janet Sharistanian

Dr. Janet Sharistanian, founding director of KU Women’s Studies, passed away on Wed., Feb. 6, 2019. More information »

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