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.
SITPA Fellow- Duke University, 2022-Present
Predoctoral Fellow-MIT, 2021-22
Louisiana State University-PhD 2022
University of Louisiana at Lafayette-MA 2015
University of Southern Mississippi- BA 2013
“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.