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Casey Patterson

Casey Patterson

Casey Patterson

English

Casey is a Ph.D. candidate in English, specializing in African American/African Diasporic Literature. He received B.A.s in English literature and philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park. His current work centers on the history of literacy and education in Black America, and its twinned role in producing a print culture, as well as an identified racial collectivity: a distinctly African American literature. His research interests include race/ethnicity, the ethics of identity, autobiography and the novel.