Gene Andrew Jarrett

JARRETTAssociate Dean of the Faculty, Humanities, and Professor of English

Office: 236 Bay State Road, Room 202
Phone: 617-358-2554
Education: A.B. English, Princeton University; A.M., Ph.D. English, Brown University
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Gene Andrew Jarrett is Associate Dean of the Faculty, Humanities, and Professor of English. He is the author of Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature (2011) and Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature (2007). He is the editor or co-editor of multiple volumes on African American literature and literary criticism: the two-volume Wiley-Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature (2014); A Companion to African American Literature (2010); The Collected Novels of Paul Laurence Dunbar (2009); The New Negro: Readings on Race, Representation, and African American Culture, 1892-1938 (2007); A Long Way from Home by Claude McKay (2007); The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar(2006); and African American Literature Beyond Race: An Alternative Reader (2006). He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the African American Studies module for Oxford Bibliographies Online, published by Oxford University Press, view here.

He is now writing a book on the literature, life, and times of Paul Laurence Dunbar. For his scholarly work he has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the American Council of Learned Societies.