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Mudiwa Pettus

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Mudiwa Pettus

Fall 2018 Dissertation Fellow

Departments of English and African American Studies

The College of the Liberal Arts

430 Burrowes
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-8707

Biography:

Mudiwa Pettus is a dual-title Ph.D. candidate in English and African American & Diaspora Studies. Her research is located at the intersection of rhetoric/rhetorical education, poetics, historiography, public intellectualism, and racial politics, with a particular focus on the Post-Reconstruction/Pre-Harlem Renaissance era. In her dissertation, Black Protest Rhetoric in the Age of Booker T. Washington, she interweaves these myriad interests by tracing the development of a collective African-American rhetorical consciousness through the oratorical career of Booker T. Washington. She will defend her dissertation in May 2019.