Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, 2014
Spring 2019: Dr. Hardison is teaching WGSS 396 "Studies in: Black Feminist Theory."
Spring 2019 Office Hours: Tuesdays & by email appointment.
Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Michigan
- Twentieth-century and twenty-first-century African American literature
- Gender and sexuality studies
- Cultural history and theory
- Twentieth-century and contemporary visual media
Hardison, Ayesha K. Writing through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature, American Literatures Initiative, University of Virginia Press, May 2014.
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.
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.