Nazera Sadiq Wright

  • Associate Professor
  • African American and Africana Studies
  • English
1321 Patterson Office Tower
301-257-4401
Research Interests:
Education

Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 2010

Research
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century African American Literature
  • African American Studies
  • Childhood Studies
  • Girlhood Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Archival Studies
Selected Publications: 
Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century. University of Illinois Press. October 2016.

 

Literary Legacies: Early African American Women Writers and Their Libraries. In Progress.

 

Published Articles

Wright, Nazera Sadiq . "Black Girlhood in Early American Children’s Print Culture." Common-place.org. 18. no. 2 (Spring 2018).

http://common-place.org/book/vol-18-no-2-wright/

 

“’Our Hope is in the Rising Generation’: Locating African American Children’s Literature in the “Children’s Department” of the Colored American.” Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900.  Eds. Katharine Capshaw and Anna Mae Duane. University of Minnesota Press. (2017).

 

“Maria W. Stewart’s ‘The First Stage of Life’: Black Girlhood in the Repository of Religion and Literature, and of Science and Art (1858-1861). MELUS: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. Special Issue on African American Print Culture (Fall 2015) 40 (3): 150-175 Eds. Joycelyn Moody and Howard Rambsy.  

 

“Black Girlhood and Representative Citizenship.” From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle Class Performance.eds. Vershawn Young and Bridget Harris-Tsemo. Wayne State University Press. 91-106. 2011. 

 

Forthcoming Articles

 

“Saving Me Softly: A Black Girl in Japan.” Lauryn Hill Reader. Eds. Bettina Love and Billye Sankofa Waters. New York, NY: Peter Lang. Forthcoming April 2018.

 

 “Post-Civil War Black Childhoods.” African American Literature: In Transition, 1750- 2015. Ed. Joycelyn Moody. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming June 2018.

 

“Frances E. W. Harper and her Contemporaries.” Nineteenth Century American Literature: In Transition, 1820-1860.  Ed. Justine Murison. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming February 2019.

 

Book Award

2018 Children's Literature Association Honor Book Award for Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century (2016)

 

National Fellowships 

National Endowment for the Humumanities Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia Spring 2018

Andrew W. Mellon Program in African American History Postdoctoral Fellowship Fall 2017

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society 2013-2014

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Award 2013

Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowship, Dartmouth College 

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship       

Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Fellowship, University of Notre Dame       

 

Archival Essays and Finding Aids

  • “Amelia Earhart’s Palm Print and Analysis of her Character Prepared by Nellie Simmons Meier, 28 June 1933” from Words and Deeds in American History, Library of Congress’s American Memory Project, 1997;
  • “Shaker Religious Greeting, Watercolor, January 1853” from Words and Deeds in American History, Library of Congress’s American Memory Project 1997;
  • Prepared and revised the register of the Theodore Roosevelt papers for the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, 1998;
  • Prepared and revised the register of the Nellie Simmons Meier papers for the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, 1998;
  • Prepared and revised the register of the Blackwell Family papers for the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, 1998.
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