Department of English

Dr. Alison Ligon

Alison Ligon- Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Alison D. Ligon teaches Honors Advanced Composition, Composition, and World Literature courses. Her most recent publications and current research activities focus on socio-political subtext found in historical fiction from the African Diaspora, primarily, the Anglophone Caribbean. She is especially partial to reading and writing about the bildungsroman in contemporary Caribbean fiction. The scope of her research interests includes: contemporary African American literature and culture, contemporary Caribbean and Latin American fiction, North American popular culture, HBCU-focused Scholarship of Teaching and Learning theories and praxis, and oral histories and narratives associated with The Great Migration and its counter movement. Ligon completed her doctoral studies in Humanities with a concentration in African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University. She earned her master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Duke University. Also while at Duke, Ligon completed graduate certificates in African American Studies and Women’s Studies. Ligon completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science at Hampton University.

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