Griselda Thomas

Coordinator, African and African Diaspora Studies
Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: Social Sciences (SO 22), Room 2014
Phone: 470-578-2419
Fax: 470-578-9057


Assistant Professor

Teaching at Kennesaw State since Fall 2008  

Education: Doctor of Philosophy in African –American Studies (2008), Temple University  

Other Affiliations or Positions: Jointly appointed in African & African Diaspora Studies and Affiliated with Gender & Women Studies

Specializations: Black Women Writers; African-American Literature & Culture; and Black Feminist Thought Courses Regularly Taught: ENGL 3500 (Topics in African American Literature), ENGL 3360 (Major African-American Writers), AADS 2100 (Introduction to African &African Diaspora Studies), GWST 3020 (The Black Woman); and ENGL 2110 (World Literature).

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: “If You See My Scars, You Will Feel My Pain: The Significance of Scarification in the Private Narrative Fiction of Black Women Writers.” The Zora Neale Hurston Forum, Volume XVIII (2004): 27-35. “Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment” by Patricia Hill Collins.” Encyclopedia of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, 2004.




B.A., Kennesaw State University
M.A., Northeastern University
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University

Program Members

Aguilar, Rudy
Bradley, Regina
Brown-Spiers, Miriam
Dickey, Jennifer
Dudenhoeffer, Larrie
Dyckhoff, Danelle
Gephardt, Katarina
Grooms, Tony
Hill, Rebecca
Keltner, Stacy
Kim, Na-Rae
King, David
Lands, LeeAnn
LeBaron, Alan
Lewis, Catherine
Lieberman, Robbie
McClintock, Diana
McGrew, Mandy
Miller, Cherie
Niemann, Linda
Okie, Tom
Omidvar, Iraj
Piecuch, Jim
Powell, Tammy
Pynn, Tom
Richards, Anne
Silva, Ernesto
Thomas, Griselda
Way, Albert
Whitlock, Ugena
Wright, Trey