Ayesha K. Hardison

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - English, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2609
Wescoe Hall
Room 3109
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
785-864-2310
Blake Hall
Room 318



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

Fall 2017:  Dr. Hardison is teaching WGSS 701 "Seminar in: Black Feminist Theory"

WGSS Dept. Office: Room 324 Blake
 

Education

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

M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

B.A., English Language and Literature, High Honors with Distinction, 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 
 
Writing through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature, American Literatures Initiative, University of Virginia Press, May 2014.  
 
Selected Articles
 
“Where Author and Auteur Meet: Genre, the Erotic, and Black Female Subjectivity.” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 12.1 (April 2014): 88-120.
 
“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

Nancy Dasher Award, College English Association of Ohio, Writing through Jane Crow, 2015.
 
Choice Outstanding Academic Title from American Library AssociationWriting through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature, 2014.
 
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar: Rethinking Black Freedom Studies from the Jim Crow North to the Jim Crow West, directed by Komozi Woodard and Jeanne Theoharis, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, NY, June 15-26, 2015.
 
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: Contemporary African American Literature, directed by Lovalerie King, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, July 8-28, 2012.
 
The National Academies Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, African American Studies Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010-2011.
 
Black Metropolis Research Consortium Short-Term Fellowship in African American Studies, Chicago, IL, July-August 2009.

The National Academies Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-2006.

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