Getting to know: Dr. Carolivia Herron

Professor Herron is currently completing a critical text, African American Epic Tradition, for Stanford University Press, and is developing a major electronic educational program for children (Anansi Drumming) and for adult learners (Our Song of Songs).

Massachusetts was the home of Professor Herron during most of her professional career and she has held professorial and/or visiting scholar positions at Harvard University (Faculty of Arts and Sciences, School of Religion, School of Education), Mount Holyoke College, MIT, Brandeis University and Hebrew College of Brookline, Massachusetts.

Carolivia Herron is on leave from the faculty of California State University, Chico in Fall where she teaches courses in African American Literature, American Literature, Women’s Literature, Judaic Studies, and Creative Writing. She has a PhD. from University of Pennsylvania, in Comparative Literature.

Dr. Carolivia Herron has recently left her position as an English Professor at California State University, Chico. She currently lives in Washington, DC where she is writing fiction, pursuing scholarship, developing multimedia online educational products, establishing writing clubs in Washington, DC public schools, and teaching periodic specialty courses in universities. Herron is also on leave in order to continue a speaking tour related to her controversial book, Nappy Hair and to introduce her multimedia educational programs to schools and communities nationwide.
Carolivia Herron has spent most of her professorial career at Harvard University as a professor and as a Visiting Scholar (African American Studies, Comparative Literature, Divinity School, School of Education, Electronic Education.) Herron has also held professorial appointments at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and California State University, Chico. She has been a visiting scholar at Brandeis University, Hebrew College of Brookline, Massachusetts, Carlton College, the Marien N’Guabi University of Congo, Brazzaville, and several universities in the Republic of Congo.






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