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A Yęmisi Jimoh


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A Yęmisi Jimoh is an educator, leader, and scholar. She is on the faculty in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As a literary and cultural analyst, she focuses her scholarship and teaching on African American culture and literary studies, with additional research interests in critical race studies, narratology, and onomastics. Professor Jimoh offers courses in twentieth-century African American literature and has particular interests in African American literary movements and African American women novelists. 

Her leadership includes roles in collective bargaining, governance, and executive oversight, such as chair of the Faculty Senate Rules Committee at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and president of the Society for the Study of the Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States, a prominent national literary society where for more than two decades she also has served as a member of the editorial board for the Society's internationally distributed and award winning journal, MELUS.

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