Seretha Williams

Interim Chair

Seretha Williams

Interim Chair

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of English & World Languages

Bio

Seretha D. Williams is a Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies whose research includes African Diaspora and women's literatures and Digital Humanities.

  • (706) 667-4173
  • AH E239

Education

  • MLIS, Library and Information Scienc Valdosta State University, 2019

  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature University of Georgia, 1998

  • MA, Comparative Literature University of Georgia, 1994

  • BS, Journalism Northwestern University, 1992

Awards & Honors

  • Extending the Reach Scholar Black Book Interactive Project /ACLS, 2019

  • Caught in the Act: Integrity Award Office of Faculty Development, 2018

  • Scholarly Activity Award Augusta University, 2018

  • USG SoTL Fellow 2017-18 University System of Georgia, 2017

  • Outstanding Faculty Member Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • HUMN 2010

    Human Experience
  • ENGL 1101

    College Composition I
  • WGST 1101

    Intro Women's & Gender Studies
  • ENGL 6950

    Special Topics
  • ENGL 4250

    The Modern Amer. Novel

Teaching Interests

World Literature Women's and Gender Studies Digital Humanities

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • `Mother of us Poets': Margaret Walker and the Black Arts Movement, 2020
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Gary, Indiana on the Cusp of Greatness: Richard G. Hatcher and the National Black Political Convention of 1972, 2018
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • ‘Dark Swoops’: Trauma and Madness in Half of a Yellow Sun, 2017
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • 'Neptune is truly the Ruler of the Negro Race': Margaret Walker,Horoscopes, and a Black Future, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • `[B]ut yesterday morning came the worst news': Margaret Walker Alexander's Prophets for a New Day, 2017
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

Research Interests

Trauma in literature African and African American Literary Movements Margaret Walker Digital Humanities

Department Service

  • Faculty Mentoring 2016 - Present

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • National African American Read-In 2019 2019

    Role: Other
  • EFL Chair's Forum 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • English Portfolio 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Personnel, Promotion and Tenure 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • Pamplin College 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Humanities Subcommittee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Program Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • WGST Symposium 2019 - 2019

    Role: Other
  • Digital Humanities Workshop - 2018

    Role: Other

University Service

  • VP Faculty Success Search Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • University Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair 2018 - Present

    Role: University Senate Service
  • Black Student Union 2017 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • University Libraries and Multicultural Student Engagement 2019

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Carnegie Community Engagement Committee 2018

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Digital Recovery Hub Planning Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 2018 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Third Stone: Afrofuturism and the Black Fantastic 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Center for Undergraduate Research 2017 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Watchung Review Journal 2017 - Present

    Role: Other