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Jessie Dunbar, Ph.D.

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Jessie Dunbar, Ph.D.

English

Emory University, 2012

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Jessie Dunbar completed her B.A. in English at Clark Atlanta University. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Georgia, where she completed a thesis entitled, “Tracing the Arc: Representations of Slave Children in History and Literature.”  Jessie holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Emory University.  Her research interests include nineteenth and twentieth century African American literature as well as Diaspora studies. She has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Graduate Research Opportunities Fellowship and the Laney Graduate School Diversity Fellowship. Jessie is revising her dissertation, “Democracy, Diaspora, and Disillusionment: Black Itinerancy and the Propaganda Wars,” for publication.  Dr. Dunbar is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (https://www.uab.edu/cas/english/people/faculty-directory/jessie-dunbar).