Helen Chukwuma



Title: Professor of English, Tenured
Office: 449 College of Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 601-979-1479
Email: helen.o.chukwuma@jsums.edu




Ph.D., Literature, Birmingham , England
TESL: Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Folklore and Mythology, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., English, Nigeria

Research Interests:
Her academic areas of interest are African literature, oral and written, African fiction, feminist theory in literature, contemporary English and American literature, African and African-American women authors, and women’s studies. Chukwuma’s current research focuses on indigenous African feminism and meeting points in Black women’s literature.


Courses Taught:

African Literature: Oral and Written

African Oral Literature

Anglophone Literature (with an emphasis on fiction and drama)

Seminar in African Literature (graduate)

Advanced Lab Writing (graduate)

Comparative Literature (graduate and undergraduate)

Contemporary Literature (graduate)

Descriptive Linguistics

English for Academic Purposes

Modern and Contemporary Literature

Women’s Literature

World Literature


Professional Organizations:

Modern Language Association
African Literature Association of America
Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association (President 2009-2010)
National Council of Teachers of English

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