Assistant Professor, African American Literature
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
Dr. Tabitha Lowery is an Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in African American literature in the Department of English. She earned her PhD at West Virginia University and was a Diversity Dissertation Fellow at Middle Tennessee State University. Her research interests include cultures of literary circulation for print and manuscripts, canon formation, and African American Literary History. She has published work on Affrilachia in an exhibit in West Virginia and is currently working on an article entitled “To educate is to ‘educare:’” Frances Harper’s Educational Poetics and Reception as a Children’s Author.” Within the English Department, she currently teaches African American literature courses.
Ph.D, West Virginia University, 2020
M.A.,Texas Tech University, 2014
B.A., Southern Arkansas University, 2012
She was awarded Junior Faculty of the Month for the Society of Early Americanists in October 2020: https://www.societyofearlyamericanists.org/whats-new-announcements/sea-junior-scholar-of-the-month-october-2020-tabitha-lowery.
print and manuscripts culture, canon formation, and African American Literary History