Our Faculty

Ama Wattley

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

English and Modern Language Studies

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Choate House 252

Education


BA , Queens College

MA , Rutgers University

PhD , Rutgers University

Publications


Lewis , S. A. & Wattley, A. (2017, September 1). Gloria Naylor's Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism. Sharon A. Lewis and Ama S. Wattley (Eds.), Cambridge Scholars Publishers.

Poe , D. & Wattley, A. (2012, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Between Worlds: An Anthology of Fiction and Criticism (Peter Lang). New York, New York, United States: Peter Lang. http://www.peterlang.com/download/datasheet/69971/datasheet_312050.pdf

PRESENTATIONS


Wattley, A. (2015, June 4). Eastern Regional Conference. Breaking the Bonds of the Past: The Cathartic Quality of the Blues in Aishah Rahman's "Transcendental Blues". National Association of African American Studies, Tampa, Florida

Wattley, A. (2014, February). Transforming the World Through Knowledge and Service. “Examining Performance.”. Mellon-Mays Fellows Professional Network Inaugural Conference., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wattley, A. (2014, February). Transforming the World Through Knowledge and Service. “'Death is Better than Slavery: Matrilineal Infanticide in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Shirley Graham's 'It's Morning'". Mellon-Mays Fellows Professional Network Inaugural Conference., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

RESEARCH INTEREST


African American Literature ; African American Drama; 19th & 20th Century American Literature

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • College Language Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Association of African American Studies

UNIVERSITY SERVICE


  • University Scheduling and Calendar Committee [Committee Member]
  • Admission and Retention Committee [Committee Member]
  • Writing Enhanced Course Program [Program Coordinator]
  • Kenan Teaching Excellence Award Selection Committee [Committee Member]
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