Black Girlhood and Institutions of Higher Learning

Nazera Sadiq Wright

University of Kentucky

Nazera Sadiq Wright is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, specializing in nineteenth and twentieth-century African American literature, print culture, and black girlhood studies. Her research is supported by fellowships through the Ford Foundation, the NEH, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is the author of Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century (University of Illinois Press, 2016). During 2017-2018, she will be in residence at the Library Company of Philadelphia as a National Endowment of the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow and an Andrew W. Mellon Program in African American History Postdoctoral Fellow to advance her second book. 


This paper argues that in her novel, The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride, serialized between February 25, 1865 and September 23, 1865 in the Christian Recorder, Julia C. Collins couples a representative black girl figure... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Nazera Sadiq Wright (University of Kentucky)

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Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth


S7a » Seminar 7.a: Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth I (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Boardroom East)

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