Department of English

Ms. Jamila S. Lyn

Instructor of English


Jamila Lyn teaches Composition (including Research Writing), World Literature, and Literary Theory. Her research interests include the depiction of black women in literature and film, the construction of black manhood, pop culture criticism, and Caribbean fiction. Her dissertation project, awarded a UNCF/Mellon Faculty Doctoral Fellowship for 2008-09, focuses on the unique spatial theory espoused by James Baldwin in Go Tell it On the Mountain, Another Country, and Giovanni’s Room. As co-adviser to Ill-Lyterati (a Morehouse/Spelman student poetry group) and member of the English Department’s Student Symposium Committee, Lyn works to encourage students to develop the range of their “voice” in written and oral expression.

Ph.D. candidate in English, Howard University

B.A. in English, Trinity College

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