Rice University English graduate student, Emerson Zora Hamsa

19th C. American Literature

African-American Literature

Critical & Cultural Theory

Cultural Studies

Academic History:

M.A., English, Rice University

M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary

M.T.S., Wesley Theological Seminary, (Thesis: All We Have is Flesh: Womanist Spirituality and the Literary Imagination of Octavia Estelle Butler)

B.A., English Literature and Language, Marymount University

Awards Received:

Mellon Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Rice University, 2020

Dissertation Title:

AnteBody: Blackmaternal Flesh and the Problem of the Human in American Literature, 1850-Present