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


Assistant Professor

Teaching at Kennesaw State since Fall 2008  

Education: Doctor of Philosophy in African –American Studies (2008), Temple University  

Other Affiliations or Positions: Jointly appointed in African & African Diaspora Studies and Affiliated with Gender & Women 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), GWST 3020 (The Black Woman); and ENGL 2110 (World Literature).

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: “If You See My Scars, You Will Feel My Pain: The Significance of Scarification in the Private Narrative Fiction of Black Women Writers.” The Zora Neale Hurston Forum, Volume XVIII (2004): 27-35. “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