Williams, Tracyann

Williams, Tracyann

Tracyann Williams
PhD and MPhil in English from The Graduate Center/CUNY
Director of Academic Advising and Lecturer of Literature; School for Undergraduate Studies; The New School for Public Engagement

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Areas of Expertise:
19th and 20th Century American Literature; African-American Studies; Gender Studies; Feminist Theory
Profile:
Tracyann Williams received her PhD and MPhil in English from The Graduate Center/CUNY. Before becoming the Director of Academic Advising, she was faculty in the School of Undergraduate Studies for 13 years. She has also taught Composition and Literature at LaGuardia College/CUNY. Her current research focuses on mixed race women in modern fictions, a topic that influences the courses she offers at The New School in literature, gender studies, and African American studies. Her courses include Gender and Popular Culture, The Harlem Renaissance, and Passing: (Re)Constructing Identity. Dr. Williams has received recognition for her teaching and research including a Helena Rubinstein Foundation fellowship and The New School's 2004 Distinguished University Teaching Award.
Courses Taught:
  • Passing: (Re)Constructing Identity
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Reading Toni Morrison
  • Major American Writers of the 20th Century
  • Narratives of Black Women


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