Gertrude Conaway Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French, Director of African American and Diaspora Studies
B.A., University of Rochester (1989); M.A., Miami University (1990); PhD, Brown University (1994)
Professor Sharpley-Whiting is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Humanities (AADS and French) and Director of AADS. She is the author/editor or co-editor of twelve books. She is currently researching A Quartet in Four Movements, a study of four African diasporic figures across French historical movements. She is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism and one of the series editors of "Blacks in the Diaspora" (Indiana University Press) and co-series editor of "Philosophy and Race" (SUNY Press). She serves on the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association.