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Joann Quiñones
Associate Professor of English

Joann Quiñones teaches a variety of courses literature and culture with a particular focus on the literature, arts and crafts of the African diaspora. She directs the College’s McNair Scholars Program and was instrumental in securing funding for the program from the U.S. Department of Education. Joann is also a published poet.

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312 Carpenter Hall


  • English
  • African and African American Studies


  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., Rutgers University

Selected Courses:

  • ENG 463: African American Literature in a Global Context 
  • Earlham Seminar: Intro to Popular Culture Studies 
  • ENG 304: The Black Arts Movement

I am interested in the literature, arts and crafts of the African diaspora. Currently, I am researching how different African American writers interpret, discuss and create literary works around their experiences traveling to different parts of the world.

Joann Quiñones. "Poem for M." and "The Language of Leaving." Aaduna Review. (Forthcoming) 

Joann Quiñones. "Ere Ibeji." and "Cancer Poem #2." Acentos Review. Web. 13 November 2013. 

Joann Quiñones. "A Bronx New Year’s Eve." Callaloo 36.2 (2013): 250-251. Project MUSE. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. http://muse.jhu.edu/.

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