Dr. Angela Watkins10th Grade Humanities Academic Studio
Before joining the NOCCA team, Dr. Angela Watkins taught college composition and literature for six years. She earned a B.A. in English from DePaul University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. Her dissertation examined the literary representation of Vodou in fiction by black women writers. Within this context, she explored the historical significance between New Orleans and Haitian culture. Dr. Watkins recently published an article titled “Restoring Haitian Women’s Voices and Verbalizing Sexual Trauma in Breath, Eyes, Memory in the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of Haitian Studies. Her research areas include postcolonial studies and the African diaspora. When she is feeling creative and inspired, she writes short stories. She recently self-published a short story collection, titled Sunflowers: Surviving Girlhood.