Nagueyalti Warren

Professor of Pedagogy in African American Studies

Biography

Nagueyalti Warren, Professor of Pedagogy earned a B.A. (Fisk University); M.A. (Simmons College); M.A. (Boston University); MFA (Goddard College) and Ph.D (University of Mississippi). My major teaching focus includes African American literature and W.E.B. Du Bois’ contributions to the field of African American Studies. A Cave Canem poet, my second collection of poetry won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize for the book titled, Margaret (Circa 1834-1858). Braided Memory, my third collection of poetry won the Violet Reed Hass Prize for Poetry.

My current research project is a monograph on the works of Alice Walker, tentatively titled, Looking for God: The Metaphysics in Alice Walker’s Complete Works. I am also working to complete another collection of poems.

I came to Emory College in 1988, as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in the Office for Undergraduate Education (then called the College Office). I was promoted to Associate Dean in 1997, a role in which I served until 2005 when I became a full-time faculty member in the Department of African American Studies. I served in the department as Director for Undergraduate Studies for ten years, 2005-2015. 

List of recent AAS courses

  • AAS 100 Introduction to African American Studies
  • AAS 288 Black Women’s Poetry
  • AAS 261W and 262W Survey of African American Literature
  • AAS 190 Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement
  • AAS 482 Black Women Writers
  • AAS 385W Introduction to African Literature
  • AAS 483W Reading Alice Walker

List of recent books or significant articles (Selected Publications)

  • grandfather of black studiesTemba Tupu (Walking Naked!)The Africana Woman’s Poetic Self-Portrait. New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2008.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois: Grandfather of Black Studies. NJ: Africa World Press, 2012. 
  • “His Deep and Abiding Love: Du Bois, Gender Politics, and Black Studies” in Phylon 51: 1 (Fall 2014): 18-29.
  • “The Sacred Votive in Derek Walcott’s Poetry” in Creolization and Commonalities: Trangressing Neocolonial Boundaries in the Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Caribbean and the Rest of the African Diaspora. V. 2. (Fall 2014): 226-233.