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Marisa Parham

Professor of English; Director of the Five College Digital Humanities Project

Departmental affiliations: Black Studies; English; Film and Media Studies

PhD, M.Phil., M.A. – Columbia University 
B.A. – Washington University (1996)



My current teaching and research projects focus on texts that problematize assumptions about time, space, and bodily materiality, particularly as such terms share a history of increasing complexity in texts produced by African Americans.

I currently teach classes in African-American literary and cultural studies, media / digital / game studies, and modern American popular culture.

You can click here to learn more about my scholarly work and also to see my CV.