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Wimbley, Karin D., Ph.D.




English, Harrison Hall, Room 314
Greencastle, IN


Assistant Professor of English

Karin D. 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; and critical theories on representation, culture, and aesthetics.

Previous courses taught: African American Literature, African American Film, Representing the Black Female Body, Readings in the Literatures of the Black Diaspora, 1980s U.S. Media, Politics, and Culture, U.S. Women’s Autobiography, 20th Century American Drama, and Literature and Interpretation.

Wimbley received her BA in Theater from Hamilton College and her MA and PhD in English from University of Chicago.

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