Comparative American Studies
Department Chair:
Wendy Kozol, Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-5290
Fax: (440) 775-8644

King 141
10 N. Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Meredith Gadsby

Meredith Gadsby

Associate Professor of African American Studies (2000)
Member of the Comparative American Studies Committee
Affiliate of GSFS

Contact Information


Rice Hall 206
(440) 775-8594

Meredith Gadsby

Meredith Gadsby

Educational Background

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

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.

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 will be published in July 2006 by the University of Missouri Press.