College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Jimisha Relerford

Howard University
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Jimisha Relerford is a Master Instructor in the Department of English at Howard University, where she teaches first-year composition courses and serves as Director of Writing Center. She is also in her fourth year of the doctoral program in English. Her scholarship focuses on African American literature, language, rhetorics, and archives and the intersections thereof. For her academic and pedagogical work, Jimisha has received the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s Scholars for the Dream Award and the Digital Media and Composition Institute’s Cindy and Dicky Selfe Fellowship, and she is currently a member of Digital Black Lit (Literatures & Literacies) and Composition (DBLAC). For her BBIP project, Jimisha will examine the archives’ holdings for uses of African American women writers’ use of humor in works of fiction from the early 20th-century to the present. She also hopes to explore the BBIP’s acquisition and processing activities as well as the methods and methodologies, both traditional and digital, associated with African American literary archives.

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