Fort Valley State University  

Gafford-Williams, Tia

English and Foreign Languages
Miller Building
(478) 825-6209
(478) 825-6110

Assistant Professor of English, Women and Gender Studies and African American Literature

Solomon Northrup Dissertation Fellow

Faculty Bio

BA – University of Arkansas at Little Rock (English)
MA – University of Central Arkansas (English)
PhD – Temple University (Africana Studies)


Black American Masculinities. Ed Gilman W. Whiting and Thabiti Lewis. “Split At the Root: The Reformation of the Tragic Mulatto Hero/Heroine in Frances E. W. Harper’s Iola Leroy.” AmeriQuest. Vol. 6, No 1 (2008).

The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896-present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Oxford University Press: Winter, 2009). (Margaret Murray Washington, The Albany Movement, and Leontyne Price).

Research Interests: 

19th Century African American Women’s Literature,
Black Masculinity, Black Womanism and the Tragic Mulatto

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