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Dr. Shanna Greene Benjamin- Summer Issue 2021

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

Author of Half in Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay

Purchase Book here: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469662534/half-in-shadow/

Listen to Podcast Interview: https://anchor.fm/melodie-rodgers/episodes/Dr-Shanna-Greene-Benjamin--SOREN-LIT-Summer-Issue-2021-e133q6d




Dr. Shanna Greene Benjamin

Shanna Greene Benjamin is a biographer and scholar who studies the literature, lives, and archives of Black women. Dr. Benjamin earned her Ph.D. in English and M.A. in Afro-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; she received a B.A. in English from Johnson C. Smith University—a historically Black college in Charlotte, North Carolina—where she was class valedictorian. A one-time professor and associate dean at Grinnell College and the former director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program there, Dr. Benjamin is a member of the 2015-2016 HERS class—a program administered by the Higher Education Resource Service that develops women leaders in higher education—and a 2018 graduate of the Council of Independent Colleges' Senior Leadership Academy.

Dr. Benjamin has published on African American literature and Black women's intellectual history in African American Review, MELUS, a/b: Auto/Biography, Studies in American Fiction, and PMLA. Her book, Half in Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay, is forthcoming from UNC Press (April 12). Through her coaching and consulting firm, FireStarter, and her First Book at Mid-Career Institute, Dr. Benjamin lives out her passion for giving post-tenure faculty the strategies and support they need to achieve professional goals that reflect personal, not institutional, priorities. A Mellon Mays undergraduate fellow who now facilitates Social Science Research Council writing retreats for MMUF dissertators and serves on the UNCF/Mellon Board of Advisors, Dr. Benjamin is an independent scholar who lives with her family in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Half in Shadow

The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay

By Shanna Greene Benjamin

Purchase Book here: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469662534/half-in-shadow/


IG: https://www.instagram.com/halfinshadow/


Listen to SOREN LIT Podcast Interview of Shanna Greene Benjamin: https://anchor.fm/melodie-rodgers/episodes/Dr-Shanna-Greene-Benjamin--SOREN-LIT-Summer-Issue-2021-e133q6d



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