Writer. Teacher. Speaker. Researcher.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Clark University in Massachusetts. I received my Ph.D. in English from Emory University in 2020 where I was also a Diversity Fellow and the James T. Laney Dissertation Fellow in the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference. I also hold degrees from Morehouse College and the University of Houston.
My teaching and research examine the relationship of loss and grief to racial identification, oppression, and resistance in poetry, prose, and drama written in the 16th and 17th Centuries. My book project, dissertation, articles, and presentations engage these ideas as well as representations of disability, emotions, and medical and scientific culture in the early modern period.
Take a look at some of my public scholarship and upcoming talks here.
I’m always excited to talk with you and students about my work as well as lead writing workshops, consult on your writing projects, and speak about access, inclusion, and community in higher ed.
Find me on Twitter [at] JustinPShaw.
Email me: jshaw [at] clarku [dot] edu (firstname.lastname@example.org).