Stephanie Rambo

Stephanie Rambo

Stephanie Rambo

Assistant Professor

Literature: Diasporic Black Theory, Black Girlhood Studies, African American Literature, Black Women Writers, Women and Gender Studies

Stephanie Rambo received her doctorate in English from Louisiana State University. She researches literary Black girlhood across the diaspora, and her research specializations include Black Girlhood Studies, Diasporic Black theory, African American literature, and women and gender studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines depictions of Black girlhood in Black women’s writing at the intersections of memory, literature, and illustration from the 19th to 21st century.

Grants and Fellowships

Center for Humanities Research Fellow, Fall 2023

SITPA Fellow- Duke University, 2022-Present

Predoctoral Fellow-MIT, 2021-22

Courses Taught

ENGH 202-Place in Black Women's Literature

ENGH 202-Black Girl Stories

ENGH 441-American Authors: Ntozake Shange

ENGH 441-American Authors: Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor


Louisiana State University-PhD 2022

University of Louisiana at Lafayette-MA 2015

University of Southern Mississippi- BA 2013

Recent Presentations

Selected Presentations:

“In the Wake of Black Girlhood: Salvage as Wake Work in Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones.” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. Spring 2022.

“Reclaiming Black Girl Funk.” Childhoods of Color Conference, Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI. Fall 2020.

“Black Girlhood, Literary Engagement, and Activism.” International Girl Studies Conference, International Girl Studies Association, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Spring 2019.

“Towards Black Girls’ Futurity.” Just Imagine, Imagining Justice, National Women’s Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. Fall 2018.

“Dimensions of Play and Counterhegemonic Praxis in The Bluest Eye and Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo.” Playing with Childhood in the Twenty First Century, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Spring 2018.