Michelle S. Hite
Assistant Professor, Department of English
The Camile Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D.
Academic Center, Room318
Ph.D., Emory University
M.S., B.A., University of Kentucky
I earned my Ph.D. from Emory University in American/African American Studies in 2009. My dissertation used Venus and Serena Williams as subjects whose representation in popular media, books, videos, and other texts prompted my research questions regarding what their public portrayal might suggest about the intersection of race, gender, and nationalism during late capitalism.
Although I remain deeply interested in sports, my intellectual work now focuses on African American life, culture, and experience in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. To this end, I am currently working on a monograph about the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963.