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African American literature educator

Barbara Ann McCaskill, African American literature educator. Ford Foundation seminar fellow, 1991, Lilly Foundation fellow, 1993; Schomburg Center scholar, 1992.


McCaskill, Barbara Ann was born on September 14, 1960 in Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of John Lansdon and Inez (Owens) McCaskill.


Doctor of Philosophy in English, Emory University, 1988.


Graduate assistant and composition tutor, Emory University, Atlanta, 1983-1984;teaching assistant department English, Emory University, Atlanta, 1984-1987;lecturer English, U. Albany, 1988-1989;assistant Professor of English Department, University Albany, 1989-1992;assistant Professor of English, U. Georgia, Athens, since 1992. Participant various conference. Founding co-director Womanist Studies Consortium.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (with Suzanne Miller) Multicultural Literature and Literacies: Making Space for Difference, 1993. Founding co-editor Womanist Theory and Research. Advisory editor Langston Hughes Review.

      Editor Special Focus: Women Writers of Caribbean for Thirteenth Moon: A Feminist Magazine. Contributor articles and book reviews to professional journals, chapters to books.


Fellow American Association of University Women. Member Modern Language Association, College Language Association, American Literature Association, Society for Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History, Middle Atlantic Writers Association.


John Lansdon McCaskill

Inez (Owens) McCaskill