Tyrone Simpson, II Associate Professor of English and Director of Africana Studies
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; PhD, Indiana University
- At Vassar since 2004
Research and Academic Interests
- AFRS/AFRS 380. English Seminar
- ENGL 101. The Art of Reading and Writing
In the Media
Vassar Faculty Panel: The History of Social Movements and the Fight for Racial Justice
Summer Institute for the Liberal Arts
Black History Month
The story of
On March 14, Director of Urban Studies and Associate Professor of English Tyrone Simpson boarded a train with 10 of his Vassar students. Technically speaking, it was spring break, but instead of making a beeline to sunny beach destinations, students in URBS 303 Advanced Debates in Urban Studies were heading west for nine days in chilly Detroit.
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