New Faculty: Lenora Warren

Lenora Warren

Assistant Professor, Literatures in English

Academic focus:
Early American and early African American literature, histories of revolution and abolition, the relationship between art and resistance

Current research project: 
Reading Phillis Wheatley in the age of #BlackLivesMatter

Previous positions:

  • Lecturer, Department of English, Ithaca College, 2019-2021
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, Colgate University, 2012-2019 

Academic background:

  • Ph.D, English, New York University, 2011
  • M.A., English, New York University, 2007
  • B.A., English, New York University, 2001

Last book read:
“Transit” by Rachel Cusk

In your own time/when not working:
I enjoy running, cooking, and reading.

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
I’m very excited about my Politics of Joy in Black Women’s Writing Seminar. I’m looking forward to discussions about how Black women’s art provides a site of resistance to racism, misogyny, and the corrosive effects of capitalism.

What most excites you about Cornell:
I’m looking forward to being part of a large research institution again and am especially excited to be joining a department that’s growing and changing in exciting ways.

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