Eve Dunbar

Professor of English on the Jean Webster Chair

Eve Dunbar is Professor of English on the Jean Webster Chair at Vassar College. Her research and teaching focus on late-19th Century to contemporary African American literature and culture. Dunbar's scholarly articles and review essays can be found in American LiteratureAfrican American Review, Callaloo: Art and Culture in the African Diaspora, Journal of American History, and South Atlantic Quarterly. Her more public-facing writing can be found in The Nation, Jezebel, Colorlines, and Literary Hub. Dunbar is the author of Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers Between the Nation and the World (2012) and co-editor of African American Literature in Transition: 1930-1940 (2022). She is completing her second manuscript, "Radical Satisfaction: The Monstrous Work of African American Women Under Segregation and Beyond." Dunbar is an American Council of Learned Societies Burkhardt Fellow (2016-17) and a W.E.B. Dubois Fellow at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (2020-21). In addition to teaching in the English Department, she regularly teaches and contributes to Vassar's American Studies and Africana Studies Programs.

BA, Pennsylvania State University; MA, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
At Vassar since 2004

Contact

845-437-5659
Eleanor Butler Sanders Hall
Box 73

Courses

ENGL 387 The Research Intensive: Sources, Methods, Processes

In the Media

Professor of English Eve Dunbar

Professor of English Eve Dunbar, Professor of Drama Shona Tucker, Assistant Professor of Biology Myra Hughey, and Professor of Psychological Science Michele Tugade ’95 have been appointed to endowed chairs, Dean of the Faculty William Hoynes announced.

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