Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Programs / American Studies: Program Faculty

Griselda Thomas

Coordinator, African and African Diaspora Studies
Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 2014
Phone: 470-578-2419


Associate Professor

Teaching at Kennesaw State since Fall 2008  

Education: Ph.D., African –American Studies (2008), Temple University

MA. English (1996), Northeastern University

Other Affiliations or Positions: Jointly appointed in African & African Diaspora Studies 

Specializations: Black Women Writers; African-American Literature & Culture; and Black Feminist Thought.

Courses Regularly Taught: ENGL 3500 (Topics in African American Literature), ENGL 3360 (Major African-American Writers), AADS 2100 (Introduction to African &African Diaspora Studies), AADS 3500 (The Black Woman).

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: “Advanced Faculty Professional Development for Online Course Building: An Action Research Project” Internet Learning Journalv.4.2 2015. doi: 10.18278/il.4.2.9. “Faculty Perceptions of “The Project”: An Advanced Faculty Professional Development for Online Course Building.” The Sixth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning. elml_2014_3_40_50059. “The Influence of Malcolm X on Black Identity and Naming Practices in American Culture,” chapter in Muslims in American Popular Culture, eds. Ann Richards and Iraj Omidvar. Praeger Press, 2014. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment” by Patricia Hill Collins.” Encyclopedia of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, 2004.




B.A., Kennesaw State University
M.A., Northeastern University
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University

American Studies Faculty