Academics: Faculty

Piper G Huguley-Riggins

Piper Huguley-Riggins Lecturer

Office: 404-270-5635

Educational Background

Ph.D. Georgia State University
M.F.A. University of Pittsburgh
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Piper Huguley-Riggins teaches Composition and various American Literature courses at Spelman.  Her courses are infused with her life-long love of history and politics. She teaches literature with those subjects as an ever-present backdrop, giving her courses an interdisciplinary approach. Her research interests are in Twentieth Century American Literature and popular fiction—especially in the biggest-selling genre of romance. She was published in Deborah Plant’s essay collection on Zora Neale Hurston scholarship, The Inside Light.  In 2013, she was a Golden Heart nominee for her unpublished Historical Romance, A Champion’s Heart, from the Romance Writers of America. 

Her blog features historical discussions about various aspects of The Great Migration.  You can find it at

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