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Jennifer Bagneris


Research and Teaching Interests

20th Century African American Literature: specifically black internationalism and migration, black women writers, black feminism, and the intersection of scholarship and social justice

The Global South, specifically New Orleans and African American cultural production

Women and Gender Studies

African Diaspora Studies

Selected Professional Presentations


2012 Ford Scholars Symposium, “Invited Lecturer,” Vassar College, September 19th, 2012

“Recipes for and from the African Diaspora: Producing and Consuming ‘Black’ Culture in the work of Ntozake Shange,” Critical Juncture: Exploring the Intersections of race, gender, and disability at Emory; March 22-23rd, 2013

Selected Teaching Experience

Instructor, English 102W, Literature and Analytical Thinking: “Literary New Orleans: Race, Region, and Folklore” Vanderbilt University, Spring 2012-Fall 2012

Instructor, English 102W, Literature and Analytical Thinking: “The Spectacle of Race: Whiteness, Passing, and Double-Consciousness” Vanderbilt University, Spring 2013-Fall 2013

Fellowships and Honors

Tuition Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2010-

Provost Fellowship, Vanderbilt University 2010-

Ford Scholar, Vassar College, Summer 2007