Eve Dunbar

Professor of English on the Jean Webster Chair

Eve Dunbar is an an Associate Professor of English at Vassar College. Her scholarly articles and review essays appear in African American Review, Callaloo: Art and Culture in the African Diaspora, and Journal of American History. Her more public-facing writing can be found in The Nation, Jezebel, Colorlines and Literary Hub. Dunbar’s book, Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers Between the Nation and the World (2012) is an American Literatures Initiative selection. She is completing her second book project Monstrous Work: Black Women Writing Life and Labor Beyond Sovereignty supported by an American Council of Learned Societies Burkhardt Fellowship (2016-17). In addition to teaching in the English Department, Dunbar regularly teaches and contributes to Vassar’s Africana Studies, Women’s Studies, and American Studies Programs.

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


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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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Eve Dunbar
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