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Photograph of Dean, Dr. DoVeanna S. FultonDoVeanna S. Fulton
Dean of College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Office: 1015 South
Phone: 713-221-8009  

DoVeanna S. Fulton, dean and professor of African American and Women’s Studies. Dr. Fulton earned her doctorate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Before joining the faculty at UHD, she was the founding chair of the department of Gender and Race Studies as well as served as director of Graduate Studies and of African American Studies at the University of Alabama. Additionally, she was a faculty member at Arizona State University, the University of Memphis, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia. Her research interests are Black feminist criticism and African American oral traditions. Her research concentrates on Black women’s discursive practices in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her books, Speaking Power: Black Feminist Orality in Women’s Narratives of Slavery, (2006) and Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts: Three African American Women’s Oral Slave Narratives (co-edited with Reginald Pitts, 2009) and Sapphire's Literary Breakthrough: Erotic Literacies, Feminist Pedagogies, Environmental Justice Perspectives (co-edited with Elizabeth McNeil, Neal Lester, and Lynette Myles. Palgrave, Forthcoming) examine written and oral traditions in African American women’s life narratives. She has published articles in such distinguished journals as Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers and the Journal of American Folklore and contributed a book chapter to the Oxford Handbook to Slave Narratives (forthcoming). In addition to lecturing throughout the United States, Dr. Fulton has presented her work in many countries: England, Canada, France, Spain, Germany, and Mexico. She has several projects in progress, including the Bedford College Edition of Nella Larsen’s novel Quicksand and her manuscript Radical Prohibition: African Americans Writing Race and the Anti-Drink Movement, 1860-1919, a monograph on African American activism in the Temperance Movement. To pursue this project, Dr. Fulton received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.


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