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Cynthia Port

Associate Professor

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Edwards 290

Spring 2023 Office Hours 
Mondays/Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30pm
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Cynthia Port (BA, Barnard College; MA, Columbia University; PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate Professor of English at Coastal Carolina University. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Port has been at Coastal since 2007. She teaches courses in modern and contemporary British and Anglophone literature, literary and cultural theory, and theories of gender and sexuality, as well as themed courses focusing on migration and imperialism, among other topics. Her research, which centers on critical approaches to aging and time, has appeared in such venues as PMLA (the flagship journal of the Modern Language Association), Occasion, International Journal of Ageing and Later Life (IJAL), and National Women’s Studies Association Journal (NWSA). Dr. Port has contributed to her field as a founding coeditor of the journal Age, Culture, Humanities, a Governing Council member of the North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS), and a collaborator on the Ageing + Communication + Technology Project (ACT). She currently serves as an Executive Committee member of the Modern Language Association’s Age Studies Forum and as an Advisory Council member of the Alzheimer’s Resource Coordination Center (ARCC) at the South Carolina Department on Aging.