Casey Wayne Patterson

Casey Wayne Patterson
Graduate Dissertation Fellow, 2022-23

Casey Wayne Patterson (he/him) is a scholar of Black Studies, Black Women’s Studies, and African American literature, and is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English at Stanford University. His current research project focuses on the late 20th century emergence of black literary studies, using it to historicize the incorporation of black cultural study into the university after 1969. This winter, he will teach “Interrogating the Human at the End of the World,” a course on Black Feminism and the SciFi of Octavia Butler. His new article on reception, racial melancholy, and young adult readers is forthcoming in the International Journal of Young Adult Literature.

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