Miriam C Gyimah

Miriam C Gyimah

Miriam C Gyimah

Adjunct Faculty

African Diasporic Literature, (Caribbean, African American, African Lit...) American Literature, Feminist Theories and Criticism, Women Writers, World Literature, Literary Criticism and Theory, Black Feminist Criticism and Theory...

Driven by her passion of literature and writing, Dr. Miriam Gyimah pursued her higher education training until acquiring her doctorate. She holds a BA and an MA in English from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, respectively and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University, where she was a Clifford Clark Fellow. She was also awarded a Dissertation Fellowship for two years at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.

After earning her doctorate, Dr. Gyimah promptly began teaching as Assistant Professor of English Literature and African Studies at her undergraduate alma mater. She has contributed scholarly essays to literary anthologies. Dr. Gyimah later took a sabbatical from teaching and worked as a senior policy analyst and technical writer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for nearly six years. She returned to teaching in 2017, and is currently an adjunct professor at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus, where she teaches English composition and literature.

Dr. Gyimah has taught various courses in literature including, Introduction to Literature, African American Women Writers, American Literature, World Literature, the Classics and Literary Criticism and Theory. Her specialty is in African Diasporic Literatures and Cross-Cultural Feminist Theory and Criticism.

Dr. Gyimah is a novelist. Ekua: A Year in the Life of a Girl is her first long creative work. She is also an inspirational writer, penning Godly Life Lessons for Encouragement. Both works were published in 2016. She is also currently taking courses towards an MFA degree in creative writing at George Mason Univ. Dr. Gyimah always comes to class ready to inspire and help students to think, verbally express themselves as well as write critically about issues and ideas explored in literature, connecting them to historical, cultural and everyday experiences. Her pedagogical goal is to make a lifetime impact on the critical thinking and writing of her students.    

Courses Taught

English Composition, 101, 102, (112)

World Literature I, II

African Literature

African American Literature

Women Writers

Black Women Writers

Literary Criticism and Theory



Ph.D. Comparative Literature,  Binghamton University

M.A.  English Literature,          Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

B.A.  English,                         University of Maryland Eastern Shore