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Dr. Shahara'Tova Dente

Assistant Professor of English & Women's Studies, Graduate Director of Women's Leadership

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Ph.D. University of Alabama

M.A. University of Mississippi

B.A. Tougaloo College

Areas of Specialization: 20th-21st century African-American Literature, Hip-Hop Literature, and Hip-Hop Feminism

Research Interests: Exploring narratives involving intersecting oppressions, hip-hop music and culture, and expanding existing notions of "good literature."

Selected Publications: 
“Writing Beyond Endings”: Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Sapphire’s PUSH: POMPA. Vol. 34. 2018.
“The “Panting Monster”: Trains as Metaphors in Zora Neale Hurston’s Jonah’s Gourd Vine.” The Explicator, vol. 71. no 2.6 Jun 2013.
"Death Row Records." St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press, 2018, pp. 111-113. Gale Virtual Reference Library,