College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Crystal Donkor

University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Dr. Crystal Donkor is an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in Multicultural Literature at SUNY New Paltz. She received her Ph.D. from the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Donkor’s research interests are nineteenth and early twentieth century Black women’s post-emancipation literary fiction, African American print culture, queer theory, Black feminist theory, and the Digital Humanities. Her manuscript in-progress is tentatively entitled, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy: The Pursuit of Pleasure in Black Women’s Fiction, 1859-1910.

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