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Eve Dunbar Associate Professor of English

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, University of Texas at Austin
  • At Vassar since 2004

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Courses

  • AFRS/ENGL 227 The Harlem Renaissance and its Precursors

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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.

Dunbar 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.