Faculty Name

R. Nicole Smith





Office Location

Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center 319


R. Nicole Smith earned a B.A. in English from Spelman College and a M.A. in literature from Georgia State University (GSU). She is currently in the dissertation phase of her Ph.D. at GSU. Her primary area of study is Contemporary American Literature, and her secondary area of study is Rhetoric and Composition. 

Smith's literary research centers around black feminist readings of black speculative fiction, written by women, as unique responses to intersectional oppression. Her rhetoric and composition interests include translating black feminist theories and speculative stances, such as Afrofuturism, into new media pedagogies in the literature and composition classrooms.


Research Interests

Black Speculative Fiction
Contemporary American Literature
Digital Rhetoric
New Media Pedagogy