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A Scholar of Caribbean Literature and Culture

Belinda Edmondson’s scholarship and classes reflect the scope of her research on Caribbean culture and literature, from the impact of British colonialism to the post-colonial era.  This encompasses literature; English, Caribbean, and American ideas of exile, migration, race, gender identity, and literary authority; and African American and women’s studies.

Dr. Edmondson’s diverse pursuits are reflected in her diverse roles at Rutgers-Newark.  She is professor and director of the Women’s & Gender Studies program, but also is an affiliate member of the Rutgers-Newark Center for Migration and the Global City, Department of African American and African Studies, Department of English and the Graduate Program in American Studies.

Edmondson is the author of Caribbean Middlebrow: Leisure Culture and the Middle Class, and of Making Men, as well as the editor of Caribbean Romances: The Politics of Regional Representation. She has published several chapters and articles on Caribbean literature, African diaspora cultural studies, and gender studies, in venues such as The Journal of Transnational American Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Small Axe, Cultural Critique and Callaloo.

Edmondson serves on the editorial boards of the journals Anthurium and Signs. She has been the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Stipend, a Society for the Humanities Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation Summer Fellowship, among others.

She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.