Ama Wattley

Ama Wattley

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
English, Writing & Cultural Studies
Choate House


Faculty Bio

Dr. Ama Wattley is an Associate Professor of English and Associate Chair of the Department of Writing and Cultural Studies.


BA, Queens College

MA, Rutgers University

PhD, Rutgers University

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

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

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ENG 110: Composition
ENG 120: Critical Writing
ENG 201: Writing in the Disciplines
ENG 395: Independent Study in English
ENGN 105: Composition & Rhetoric I - CAP
ENGN 110: Composition - CAP
LIT 132: Intro to Literary Studies
LIT 211: American Literature I
LIT 211: American Voices
LIT 212: American Literature II
LIT 212: American Women Writers
LIT 212: New American Dream: Lit & Div
LIT 212: The Individual and Society
LIT 212: Women in Literature II
LIT 296: Topic: Study in American Lit
LIT 326: African American Literature
LIT 342: Amrcn Lit: Harlem Renaissance
LIT 342: Studies in American Lit: Toni
LIT 342: Studies in American Literature
LIT 342: Topics: Studies in Amer Lit
LIT 345: Literatures of Diversity
LIT 348: Literature and Film
LIT 349: African American Drama
LIT 349: American Drama
LIT 376: Slave Narratives
LIT 384: Images of Women in Literature

Publications and Presentations


Between Worlds: An Anthology of Fiction and Criticism (Peter Lang)
Poe , D. & Wattley, A. (2012). Between Worlds: An Anthology of Fiction and Criticism (Peter Lang).New York, New York , United States : Peter Lang.

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

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

Department Service

  • Assistant Chair, English & Modern Language Studies Department

University Service

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