TITLES OF DISSERTATIONS IN BLACK STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST
Dissertations from 2007
Michael Kwame Forbes. American man: The ambitious searches of Richard Wright and Ernest Hemingway.
Lloren Addison Foster. The Politics of Creation: The short story in South Africa and the U.S.
Ousmane Kirumu Greene. Against wind and tide: African Americans’ response to the colonization movement and emigration, 1770–1865.
Rita Reynolds. Wealthy free women of color in Charleston, South Carolina during slavery.
Lindsey R Swindall. Intersections in theatrics and politics: The case of Paul Robeson and “Othello.”
W. S. Tkweme. Vindicating karma: Jazz and the Black Arts movement.
Dissertations from 2006
Sandra Caona Duvivier. Mapping intersections: Black women’s identities and the politics of home in transnational black American women’s fiction (Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, Opal Palmer Adisa, Haiti, Edwidge Danticat, Barbados).
David A. Goldberg. Courage under fire: African American firefighters and the struggle for racial equality (New York City, Maryland).
Dissertations from 2005
Tanya M. Mears. “To lawless rapine bred”: A study of early Northeastern execution literature featuring people of African descent.
Trimiko C. Melancon. Disrupting dissemblance: Transgressive black women as politics of counter-representation in African American women’s fiction (Toni Morrison, Ann Allen Shockley, Alice Walker).
Dissertations from 2004
Shawn Leigh Alexander. “We know our rights and have the courage to defend them”: The spirit of agitation in the age of accommodation, 1883–1909.
Brandon L. A Hutchinson. Refusing to be silent: Tracing the role of the black woman protector on the American stage (Georgia Douglas Johnson, Alice Childress, Pearl Cleage).
Jennifer Jensen Wallach. Remembering Jim Crow: The literary memoir as historical source material (Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, Lillian Smith).