Purdue University Black Alumni Authors

We recognize the following Black authors, all alumni of Purdue University, and their contributions to literature. Their powerful use of language is changing the world.

Omari Dyson

African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Cultures”

“The Black Panther Party and Transformative Pedagogy: Place-Based Education in Philadelphia”

Aria S. Halliday

The Black Girlhood Studies Collection

Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crises in Whiteness

Philathia Bolton

Teaching With Tension: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom

Stephanie Andrea Allen

Black From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Fiction (with Lauren Cherelle)

A Failure to Communicate

Deborah McDowell

Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin

The Changing Same: Black Women’s Literature, Criticism, and Theory

Maya Rockeymoore

The Political Action Handbook: A How-To Guide for the Hip Hop Generation

Cassander Smith

Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies: A Critical Anthology
 (with Nicholas Jones and Miles Grier)

Black Africans in the British Imagination: English Narratives of the Early Atlantic World

Ernest L. Gibson III

Salvific Manhood: James Baldwin’s Novelization of Male Intimacy

Heidi R. Lewis (with Roland Mitchell and Takiyah Nur Amin)

Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women

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