Erica Edwards
Associate Professor of English
Associate Professor of English


African-American & Diaspora, Gender & Sexuality

Professor Edwards specializes in African American literature, gender and sexuality, and black political culture.  She is the author of Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), which won the Modern Language Asosciation’s 12th annual William Sanders Scarborough prize. Her work, published in such journals as American QuarterlyCallalooAmerican Literary History, and Black Camera, shows how contemporary African American literature challenges us to think in new ways about the relationships between African American narrative, American popular culture, and the contemporary history of black politics and black social movements. Professor Edwards is currently at work on a book on African American literature and the War on Terror.

Office / Office Hours

MU 013

On Leave Spring 2018



Ph.D. Duke University