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Lovalerie King

Lovalerie King

Associate Professor of African American Studies and Women's Studies and Director, Africana Research Center

2008 Faculty Seminar Fellow

2007 Faculty Seminar Fellow

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University Park , Pennsylvania 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-6482


Lovalerie King is an assistant professor of African American Literature, and affiliate faculty in the Department of Women’s Studies at Penn State. Specific interests include African American feminist thought and theory, African American women’s literature, African American literary history, and especially African American cultural interactions with legal discourse. Her publications includeRace, Theft and Ethics: Property Matters in African American Literature (LSU, 2007), The Cambridge Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston (Cambridge, 2008), the two co-edited collections: James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative Critical and Theoretical Essays (Palgrave, 2006) and New Essays on the African American Novel (Palgrave, 2008). She has also published numerous essays, reviews, and articles in journals, essay collections, and reference volumes. She is currently co-editing “Justice Unveiled: African American Culture and Legal Discourse.”