Du Bois Visiting Scholar: Erika Williams
December 8, 2017
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Library, W.E.B. Du Bois
Room: W. E. B. Du Bois Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Erika Renée Williams is an assistant professor of African American literature and culture at Emerson College, where she teaches courses reflecting her interests in modernist and contemporary African American literature; theories of race, gender, and sexuality; and formulations of cultural and personal identity.
She is currently at work on a book project examining the folkloric tropes that recur in Du Bois’s fiction: Tales from Du Bois: The Poetics and Politics of Cross-Caste Romance.
Her publications include: “A Lie of Omission: Plagiarism in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand” (African American Review, Honorable Mention for the Joe Weixlmann Award), “Subverted Passing: Racial and Transgender Identities in Linda Villarosa’s Passing for Black” (Studies in American Fiction), and “Review Essay: Those About Him Remained Silent by Amy Bass” (Callaloo).