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Wimbley, Karin D., Ph.D.




English, Harrison Hall, Room 314
Greencastle, IN


Assistant Professor of English

Karin Wimbley's teaching and research interests focus on African American cultural production across aesthetic registers and canons, most especially African American literature, film, and visual culture. The interdisciplinary nature of her scholarship and teaching includes the study of gender and sexuality; performance studies and material culture; American popular culture; critical race theory; and theories on representation, culture, and aesthetics. Wimbley received her BA in Theater from Hamilton College, and earned her MA in Humanities and her MA/PhD in English from University of Chicago.

African American Film

African American Literature
Readings in the Literatures of the Black Diaspora
Representing the Black Female Body
Intro to Women’s Studies
U.S. Women’s Autobiography
1980s U.S. Media, Politics, and Culture
New York Auteurs: Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee
20th Century American Drama
Ethics and Society

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