Tyrone R. Simpson

Associate Professor of English
Tyrone Simpson, II

Tyrone Simpson is an Associate Professor of English, who also teaches in the programs of Urban Studies, Africana Studies and American Studies. He has been a fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies at the University of Virginia and a fellow for the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program in Princeton, New Jersey. He has interests in American nationalism, immigration and mobility, black intellectual thought, and critical race theory.

BA, University of Virginia; MA, Boston College; MA, Xavier University; PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington
At Vassar since 2004


Eleanor Butler Sanders Hall
Box 659

Research and Academic Interests

American Nationalism; Immigration and Mobility; Black Intellectual Thought; Critical Race Theory


AFRS 276 How to Write a Black Memoir
AMST 276 How to Write a Black Memoir
ENGL 101 The Art of Reading and Writing
ENGL 276 How to Write a Black Memoir

In the Media

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Krystle McLaughlin sitting at a table in front of microphones

Students, administrators, alums, and others in the Vassar community enjoyed a plethora of events in observation of Black History Month, included  exhibitions, a panel on STEM-related fields, a dinner, and an update of the Buildings and Belonging project, focused on the history of African Americans on campus.


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