Shawn Christian

Shawn Christian
  • Associate Professor of English
  • Florida International University
  • Miami, FL

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Shawn Anthony Christian is Associate Professor and Chairperson of the English department at Florida International University. He is also affiliate faculty in its African and African Diaspora Studies program. Dr. Christian is author of The Harlem Renaissance and the Idea of a New Negro Reader (Massachusetts, 2016) and lectures and publishes generally on twentieth-century, African American literary and print culture. His other publications appear in American Periodicals, CLAJ, Ethnic Studies Review, MAWA Review, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, and the volumes Reading African American Experiences in the Obama Era, The Harlem Renaissance Revisited,  Editing the Harlem Renaissance, and African American Literature in Transition: 193–1940. His varied leadership roles include a term as Associate Provost (at Wheaton College, MA) and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.