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Nicole Aljoe

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Director of Africana Studies Program; Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies

Professor Nicole N. Aljoe’s fields of specialization are eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Black Atlantic Literature, the Slave Narrative, Postcolonial Studies, and eighteenth-century British Novel. Professor Aljoe’s recent publications include “Caribbean Slave Narratives” in The Oxford Handbook of African American Slave Narratives. She is co-editor of Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas, University of Virginia Press, 2014 and co-editor of Literary Histories of the Early Anglophone Caribbean: Islands in the Stream, Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.

Professor Aljoe’s current projects include:

Digital Humanities Projects

-Co-Director, Early Caribbean Digital Archive -Project Convener, Just Teach One: African American Print -Editor, Caribbeana: The Journal of the Early Caribbean Society -Early Black Boston Digital Almanac

Book Projects (in progress)

-“Do You Remember the Days of Slavery: The Neo-Slave Narrative in Contemporary Caribbean Cultural Production” -“Racing the Rise of the Novel: Black Lives and the 18th Century Novel in Europe”

  • Education

    PhD, Tufts University
    BA, Vassar College

  • Contact

  • Address

    463 Holmes Hall or 225A Renaissance Park
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am


Course catalog
  • Postcolonial Women Writers


    Examines the literature and cultures of postcolonial nations in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and elsewhere through the lens of gender. Designed to familiarize students with the relationships between cultural paradigms associated with gender and transnational experiences of colonialism. Focuses on the variety of artistic strategies employed by writers to communicate the impacts of gender and sexuality on contemporary postcolonial themes such as neocolonialism, nationalism, and diaspora.

  • Writing Boston

    ENGL 3375

    Explores how writing shapes the life of, and life in, the city. Considers how Boston is constructed in a range of discourses and disciplines. Offers students an opportunity to research and write about the city and participate in a community-based writing project.