July 13, 2016

Travel Award Recipient Presents Research Findings

The AUC Woodruff Library's Archives Research Center is excited to present our first 2016 Travel Award Recipient. Please join us on July 21 at 11 a.m. to hear about Dr. Andrea N. Williams' research on the cultural study of unwed women in 20th-century African American culture.

Dr. Williams is a literary historian who writes about gender, class, and African American literature and culture. She currently is an Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University. She is a proud alumna of Spelman College and earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Williams was a postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers University. She is the author of Dividing Lines: Class Anxiety and Postbellum Black Fiction (University of Michigan Press, 2013), which examines class inequality in African American literature from the 1880s to 1900s. Her essays focusing on African American women have appeared in journals such as African American Review, American Literary History, Legacy and Meridians. While researching at the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library, Williams will be at work on her book Unmarried Miss-fits, a cultural study of unwed women in twentieth-century African American culture.