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Glenda R. Carpio
Glenda R. Carpio is Professor of African and African American Studies and English at Harvard University. Her book,Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery was recently published by Oxford University Press. The third chapter from the book was published in American Litertaure in 2005. She is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Ambivalent Alliances: Black and Latina/o Fiction in the Americas, which includes a chapter on Junot Diaz's novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Professor Carpio started her teaching career in Compton, California where she taught 8th grade English and 4th grade through the Teach for America program. She recently received Harvard University's Abramson Award for Excellence and Sensitivity in Undergraduate Teaching.
Professor Carpio received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and her B.A. was earned at Vassar College.
Professor Carpio is serving, and/or has served, on the following American Civilization dissertation committee(s):
“No Place Like Home: A Cultural History of Gay Domesticity, 1948-1982” (Stephen Vider)
“The Reusable Past: Abolitionist Aesthetics in the Protest Literature of the Long Civil Rights Movement” (Zoe Trodd)
Contact information: Department of African and African-American Studies: Glenda R. Carpio