Robert Edwards, Ph.D.
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center 311
Ph.D., M.A., Clark Atlanta University
B.S., Florida A&M University
Dr. Robert Lee Edwards is a lecturer of English at Spelman College, where he teaches courses in the First-Year Writing Program. He received his Ph.D. in 2020 from Clark Atlanta University with a dissertation that focused on the works of Edward P. Jones.
Currently, he is at work on several projects that explore the ways animality in the African American literary tradition offers Black characters the opportunity to exercise their subjectivity in fatalistic, antiblack worlds. He argues that African American authors frequently problematize the meaning and significance of “human” through the metaphorical relationships that they establish between their Black characters and non-human animals. He has several articles currently undergoing peer-review.
SENG 103: First-Year Writing
Contemporary African American Literature
Black Ecological Studies