Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones
Start: March 19, 2019 5 p.m.
End: March 19, 2019 6 p.m.
Location: Letterman Building, Room 125

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This event is sponsored by African-American Studies and in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies

Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones is presently Professor in the Department of English Language and Literatures at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She is also a former director and a former assistant director of the African and African American Studies program at Wright State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University, a master’s degree from Clemson University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. She is editor of Conversations with Angela Davis (under contract with University Press of Mississippi). In addition, she is currently engaged in a book project (Resisting Injustice: Contemporary Views on Angela Davis), which she has envisioned as a collection of essays from a variety of scholars that she will contribute to and edit.

In October 2018, she engaged in archival research on Angela Davis as the recipient of a Rose Library fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Sharon L. Jones is also the author of Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West  (Greenwood Press, 2002) and Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work (Facts on File, Inc. 2009). She is co-editor of The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Literature (Prentice Hall, 2000) with Dr. Rochelle Smith. She is editor of Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston (Salem Press, 2013).