Wimbley, Karin D., Ph.D.
English, Asbury Hall, Room 324
Post-doctoral Scholar and Assistant Professor of English
Karin D. Wimbley received her BA in Theatre from Hamilton College, and her MA in Humanities and PhD in English from the University of Chicago. Her 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 Wimbley has taught include: African American Literature, Post-Black Literature and Visual Culture, Drama of the Black Arts Movement, Black Masculinities, African and Black Caribbean Literature, and Black Women Artists and Their Image.
At DePauw, Wimbley will teach Representing the Black Female Body (Fall) and African American Film (Spring).