Corrie B. Claiborne, PH.D.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Corrie Claiborne is an associate professor of English and American Literature at Morehouse College.
Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Claiborne specializes in research and teaching about the literature of the American Civil Rights Movement and the American South. She also does extensive work in digital humanities and with Gullah Geechee communities.
Dr. Claiborne received her undergraduate degree in English from Syracuse University, an M.A. in English from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate from The Ohio State University. She has often written about African American literature and culture, particularly about issues around social justice and the Gullah-Geechee people. Her essay “What Happens When Death Becomes a Poem? Understanding the Place of Mourning in Civil Rights Literature” was published in 2017. Her essay “‘Decorating the Decorations’: Daughters of the Dust and the Aesthetics of the Quilt” was published in 2020 by Peter Lang Press in Teaching Daughters of the Dust as a Womanist Film and the Black Arts Aesthetic of Filmmaker Julie Dash, edited by Patricia Williams Lessane. She was co-principal investigator of the Africana Digital Ethnography Project, which looked to document oral histories and artistic performance from the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. In addition, she is the current project eirector and co-grant writer for the “The Movement, Memory, & Justice Initiative,” a three-year, $1.5 million dollar grant devoted to developing a social justice curriculum at Morehouse.
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