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Veronica Watson

Veronica Watson


Director, Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research

Office: 341 Sutton Hall
Phone: 724-357-4072


Ph.D., Rice University, 1997

Academic Interests

The Literature of White Estrangement/White Life Fiction, African American Literature & Culture, Critical Whiteness Studies, 20th century American Fiction, Slave Narratives


  • “Lillian B. Horace and the Literature of White Estrangement: Rediscovering an African American Intellectual of the Jim Crow Era.” Mississippi Quarterly. FORTHCOMING, Winter 2011.
  • “Demythologizing Whiteness in Frank Yerby’s The Foxes of Harrow.” Journal of Ethnic American Literature 1 (2011): 92-110.
  • “The Next Step: Teach(ing) an African American Counter-Narrative to Whiteness.” Teaching Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: Perspectives from North America. Emily Horowitz, ed. 2008.
  • "A Teacher’s View of Virtual Harlem." Configuring History: Teaching the Harlem Renaissance through Virtual Reality Cityscapes. James Sosnoski, Patricia Harkin and Bryan Carter, eds. 2006.
  • “Incorporating Metaphors: Victimization and Empowerment in Gayl Jones' Eva's Man.” Black Liberation in the Americas. Fritz Gysin and Christopher Mulvey, eds. LIT Verlag of Hamburg, 2001.
  • English Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 110
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2261
  • Fax: 724-357-2265
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.