Latin American Studies
Contact
Department Chair:
Sebastiaan Faber

Phone: (440) 775-8189
Fax: (440) 775-6888

Location:
Peters Hall 404
50 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Wed. 1:30-2:30pm, Thurs. 11am-12pm

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.