Africana Studies
Contact
Department Chair:
Meredith Gadsby

Administrative Assistant:
Rejoice Acolatse

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-8923
Fax: (440) 775-6485

Location:
Rice Hall 29
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Meredith Gadsby

Meredith Gadsby

Associate Professor and Chair, Africana Studies
President, Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars

Contact Information

E-mail:


Office:
Rice Hall 23
(440) 775-8594

Personal Office Hours:
TTH 11-12:30

Meredith Gadsby

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, 1993
  • Master of Arts, SUNY Binghamton, 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton, 2000


Research Interests
She has several teaching and research interests, including International Black Literatures, Literatures of the African Diaspora, Black Women's Writing, Cross Cultural Theories, and Migration Studies. Much of her work is preoccupied with issues of migration and identity.Ms. Gadsby is President of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars.

Current Research
Ms. Gadsby's research has taken her to Barbados , the United Kingdom , Ghana , Senegal , Gambia , Guinea Bissau, and Grenada . At Oberlin she teaches courses in African American, African and Caribbean Literature.

Recent Publications and Awards

Ms. Gadsby's first book, Sucking Salt: Caribbean Women Writers, Migration, and Survival was published in July 2006 by the University of Missouri Press.