Tabitha Lowery

Tabitha Lowery 2022 (760) Added 9/27/22 MCD

Tabitha Lowery

Assistant Professor, Associate Director of the Joyner Institute

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Tabitha Lowery is an assistant professor at Coastal Carolina University. Within the English Department, she currently teaches African American literature courses. Her work focuses on recovering alternative representations of early Black authors by examining the cultural values of various kinds of readers and editors from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. Her essay “‘Thank God for Little Children’: The Reception History of Frances E. W. Harper’s Children’s Poetry” appears in ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and uncovers Harper's intersectional philosophy and reimagines her representation as a children's poet. Along with receiving the Society of Early Americanists’ Junior Scholar of the month honor in 2020, she also received Professor of the Year in the English Department for the 2020-1 academic year.


Ph.D, West Virginia University, 2020 
M.A.,Texas Tech University, 2014 
B.A., Southern Arkansas University, 2012

Interesting Facts

She was awarded Junior Faculty of the Month for the Society of Early Americanists in October 2020:

Research Areas

print and manuscripts culture, canon formation, and African American Literary History