Delia Steverson

Assistant Professor

Delia SteversonDelia is currently working on a book project that seeks to reconcile the often overlooked, yet interconnected relationship between race and disability in African American literature. She has presented her research in conferences both nationally and internationally, including Canada, Scotland, England, and most recently, Greece, where she gave a talk entitled “Geographical Landscapes as Markers of Citizenship and Racial Belonging in Adrienne Kennedy’s The Ohio State MurdersBenito Cereno” in the Journal of American Culture, “Zora Neale Hurston’s Radical Racial Politics in Jonah’s Gourd Vine” in The Explicator, and “Madness, Melancholia, and Suicide in Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees“ in The South Carolina Review, among others.

Delia is an affiliate professor with African American Studies and offers undergraduate courses such as “The Black Subject in 19th Century American Literature and Culture,” “Disability, Narratives, and the Black Body,” and “African American Literature I,” as well as graduate courses on Critical Disability Studies and 19th Century African American Literature.


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