Andreá N. Williams

Associate Professor


Andreá N. Williams specializes in African American literature and nineteenth-century U.S. literature. Her book, Dividing Lines: Class Anxiety and Postbellum Black Fiction (2013), examines the black middle class and class inequality in African American literature between the Civil War and Harlem Renaissance. Her research interests also address black print culture, periodical studies, auto/biographical studies and U.S. women writers. She is currently at work on a cultural study of unmarried African American women in the first half of the twentieth century. For 2017-18, she is in residence at the National Humanities Center, sponsored by an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship. A dedicated teacher, she also has won awards for teaching, diversity enhancement and leadership.

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise
  • African American literature
  • American literature to 1900
  • MA and PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA, Spelman College

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