The Department is pleased to announce that Louis Chude-Sokei and Priti Sandhu will be joining the faculty September 2010.
Professor Chude-Sokei holds a Ph.D. in English from UCLA, and has previously taught at Occidental College, Bowdoin College, and, most recently, UC Santa Cruz. Some of the publications in which his scholarship appears include African American Review, Emerges: Journal for the Study of Media and Composite Cultures, and Gay and Lesbian Quarterly. His latest book, The Last Darky: Bert Williams, Black on Black Minstrelsy and the Black Diaspora (Duke UP, 2005), was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction.
Professor Sandhu holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a MATESOL from Lancaster University, UK. She has taught English as a second, foreign, and academic language in India, Oman, the United Kingdom, and the United States for more than twelve years. In addition, she has taught in the Second Language Studies Department at the University of Hawaii for three years. Her doctoral research examines narratives of education by north Indian women.