Carla Peterson


Visiting professor (October-December 2008)

Degree: Ph.D. Yale University, 1976
Area Groups: African American; American; Film Studies and Cultural Studies; Literary Theory
Major Publications: "Doers of the Word": African-American Women Speakers and Writers in the North (1830-1880) (Oxford, 1995), The Determined Reader: Gender and Culture in the Novel from Napoleon to Victoria (Rutgers, 1986).

Editions: Seven articles in such journals as American Quarterly and American Literary History, and such collections as Critical Essays on Frederick Douglass and Criticism and the Color Line: Race and Revisionism in American Literary History.

Teaching & Service: Keynote addresses for conferences sponsored by Center Alliance for Secondary School Teachers and Texts; Chair, Committee on Africa and the Americas.

Fellowships & Prizes: National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities, 1981-1982; Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1987-1988; American Council of Learned Societies, 1991-1992; American Association of University Women, 1991-1992.
Dahlem Research School
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