Beauty Lee Bragg
Ph.D., English (2004), University of Texas at Austin.
M.A., English (1998), University of Texas at Austin.
B.A., English (1994), University of Southern California
“Feminism and the Streets: Negotiating Gender in Urban Fiction” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International Volume 1, Number 2 (Winter 2012), pp. 237-255. With David Ikard
“Introduction” Special Feature “Intersections: Race and Gender Ideologies, Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker” Flannery O’Connor Review, Volume 6, 2008, pp.56-58.
“The ****** and the ************ in Chicana Rap: J.V. vs. Ms. Sancha.” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism Volume 7, Number 2 (Spring 2007), pp. 1-21. With Louis McFarland.
“History (Deposed) by Percival Everett: An account of race, writing, and post-soul aesthetics in A History of the African American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond” Accepted by Keith Mitchell and Robin Vander (eds),Percival Everett: Writing Other/Wise, Xavier Review Press, forthcoming.
“Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory: Historicizing the Colonial Woman.” In Carol Marsh-Lockett, and Elizabeth West (eds) Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, Lexington Books, 2013.
“The Autobiography of My Mother (Jamaica Kincaid). Masterplots II: African-American Literature, Revised Edition (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2008). 1,500 words.
“Baby of the Family (Tina McElroy Ansa).” Masterplots II: African-American Literature, Revised Edition (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2008). 1,500 words.
“The Interruption of Everything (Terry McMillan).” Masterplots II: African-American Literature, Revised Edition (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2008). 1,500 words.
“Ngugi wa Thiong’o.” Magill’s Survey of World Literature, Revised Edition (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2009). Revised biography, analysis, and bibliography sections, added an entry on Wizard of the Crow and created a new section, “Discussion Topics.”
“Writing the Future of Black America: Literature of the Hip Hop Generation. Daniel Grassian. Colombia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2009” MELUS The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U. S. Volume 35.1 (Spring 2010).
“Bambi Haggins. Laughing Mad: the black comic persona in post-soul america. Rutgers University Press, 2007”. The Journal of Popular Culture. Volume 42.1 (February 2009).
“Susan Gillman and Alys Eve Weinbaum eds. Next to the Color Line: Gender, Sexuality, and W.E.B. DuBois” Gender Forum 18(2007).
On-line and Other
“The Importance of Speculation, or Octavia Butler as King Figure.” Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life. Issue # 76, “Race and Culture.” 1100 words, in keeping with the journal’s mission of appealing to broad audiences with brief, direct articles.
“Quiet as it’s Kept: Rap as a Model for Resisting the Academy.” with Louis McFarland. Black Arts Quarterly. Winter, 1998.
TEACHING and OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Consultant. NEH Faculty Awards Panel (American Studies). Washington D.C. August 2010. Made recommendations regarding selection of grantees.
Interim Coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, Georgia College & State University. 2008 to 2010. Responsible for scheduling of classes, developing programming, recruiting and advising minors.
Associate Professor, Georgia College and State University, appointed Fall 2009.
Assistant Professor, Georgia College and State University, appointed Fall 2003.
Courses Taught: America’s Diverse Cultural Heritage, African American Women’s Literature, African-American Cinema, Multicultural American Literature, Comparative Literature, African American Feminist Thought and Culture, Critical Approaches to Literature (a graduate level course), African American Literature, Introduction to Black Diaspora Studies, Single Author: Jamaica Kincaid, Single Author: Percival Everett, Hip-Hop Culture and Literature, The Writings of W.E.B. DuBois ( a graduate level course), Women in Society (Introduction to WMST), Race and Gender in Latin American Fiction
Instructor, Center for the Applied Study of American Ethnicity, Colorado State University, Spring 2003 Africa and the African Diaspora
Instructor, American Cultural Studies/Women’s Studies, Colorado College, Summer 2002 Art, Politics and the Woman of Color
Riley Scholar in Residence, hosted by the American Cultural Studies Program (formerly American Ethnic Studies) and the Department of English at Colorado College, 2001-2002
Afro-Caribbean Women’s Literature and Race, Class, Gender (a team-taught course)
Instructor, American Ethnic Studies, Colorado College, Spring 2001
Race, Class, and Gender (a team-taught course)
Instructor, Ethnic Minority Studies/Department of English, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Spring 2001.
African-American Women’s Literature and Women of Color: Image and Voice
Instructor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of Southern Colorado, 1999-2000. Western World Literature, Contemporary African American Literature and Composition 102
Assistant Instructor, Department of English, University of Texas, 1998-1999.
Assistant Instructor, Division of Rhetoric and Composition, University of Texas, 1996-1998. Freshman Writing and Topics in Freshman Writing
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, 1995-1996.
World Literature, Texas Literature, African Literature and Film
National Women’s Studies Association
American Studies Association