Eve Dunbar

Associate Dean of the Faculty and Associate Professor of English

Eve Dunbar received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, with an emphasis in Ethnic and Third World Literature. She specializes in African American literature and cultural expression, black feminism, and theories of black diaspora. She is the author of Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers Between the Nation and the World (2012), which explores the aesthetic and political ties that bind literary genre, American nationalism, and black cultural nationalism in the works of mid-20th century African American writers. Ms. Dunbar has also published essays and scholarly articles with African American Review, ColorLines.com, Jezebel.com, Spook: A Literary Journal, African American National Bibliography, and Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters. Ms. Dunbar held the Postdoctoral Fellowship in English by Rutgers University-New Brunswick.  

In addition to teaching in the English Department, Ms. Dunbar has been a contributor to Vassar’s Africana Studies, Women's Studies, and American Studies Programs.