helen J. crump

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Assistant Professor of English
Office Location: 405 Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 601.979.5890
Email: helen.j.crump@jsums.edu
E-mail: helen,j.crump@jsums.edu






Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major: Feminist Studies, Minor: African American & African Studies
Area of Concentration: Literary Studies
Department: Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Master of Arts, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Major: English, Minor: Women’s Studies
Department: English
Bachelor of Arts, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
Major: English, Minor: Education
Department: English & Modern Foreign Languages

Research Interests:
Black Women’s Contemporary Fiction
African Diaspora Women’s Fiction and Maternal Narratives
Contemporary Coming of Age Narratives by Women of Color
Voice & Identity & Place in Black Women’s Fiction
Intersectionality & Feminist Analysis in Women of Color Literature
Gender, Race, Representation in Popular Culture

Courses Taught:
ENG 111X Composition and Literature I (Honors)
ENG 112X Composition and Literature II (Honors)
ENG 205X World Literature (Honors)
ENG 315 Women’s in Literature (Representations of Gender in Contemporary Literature)
ENG 452 Comparative Literature (Independent Study)
ENG 452 Comparative Literature (Upper Level, as “Childhood, Location, & Identity in Literature”)
ENG 500 Advanced Lab Writing (Graduate Level)
ENG 436 Literary Criticism (Upper Level)
ENG 560 Seminar in American Literature (Coming of Age & the Southern Aesthetic)





Professional Memberships:
College Language Association (HBCU Committee, 2014; 2016)
Mississippi Philological Association (MPA)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars – Honoree / Inductee (Student Nominated)
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society