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Alice Randall

A headshot of Prof Alice Randall, a middle aged black woman with long dark hair wearing a beaded necklace and smiling widely

Writer in Residence for African American and Diaspora Studies

Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities


Office: Buttrick 230


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  • BA – Harvard University


  • Soul food
  • African American children's literature
  • African American film
  • Creative writing


Professor Randall is the author of four published novels and has produced screenplays, the groundbreaking Ada's App, and is an award-winning songwriter. Her most recent work focuses on investigating ways that the arts can be used to battle health disparity in the United States and around the globe.


  • Ada’s Rules (Bloomsbury USA, 2012)
  • Rebel Yell (Bloomsbury USA, 2009)