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.  She specializes African American literature and cultural expression, black feminism, and theories of black diaspora.  In addition to teaching in the English Department, Ms. Dunbar is an active contributor to Vassar’s Africana Studies, Women's Studies, and American Culture Programs. She is the author of Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers Between the Nation and the World (Temple University Press 2012), which explores the aesthetic and political ties that bind literary genre, American nationalism, and black cultural nationalism in the literary works of mid-20th century African American writers.  Ms. Dunbar’s publications include an essay in African American Review entitled "Black is a Region: Segregation and Literary Regionalism in Richard Wright’s The Color Curtain" (2009).  She is also a contributor to the African American National Bibliography (Oxford University Press, 2008) and has written book reviews that have appeared in print and online journals ranging from Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters to Post No Ills: A New American Review...of Reviews.  In 2008-09, Ms. Dunbar was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship in English by Rutgers University-New Brunswick.