About Qiana Whitted
Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at University of South Carolina
Prof. Whitted at the Colosseum in Rome
A graduate of Hampton University with a PhD from Yale, Prof. Whitted's research focuses on race, literature, and cultural studies in the United States and the African Diaspora. At the University of South Carolina, she has been teaching courses on comics and American culture for the past ten years.
Her published work includes the collection, Comics and the U.S. South, as well as essays about race and comics that focus on historical figures such as Nat Turner, Stagger Lee, and Emmett Till. She is also the author of the study, “A God of Justice?”: The Problem of Evil in Twentieth-Century Black Literature. She is an Associate Editor of INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society and has been on the executive committee of the International Comic Arts Forum since 2010. Learn more about her research and publications at: http://www.qianawhitted.com.
- I've participated in academic opportunities abroad in France, Italy, and Sweden.
- My favorite writers are James Baldwin and Toni Morrison, and all my favorite comics take place in southern swamps: DC's Swamp Thing, Bayou, and Wet Moon.
- I was recently interviewed about the Netflix series, Luke Cage, for the Brazilian weekly magazine, Época!