Department of Ethnic Studies
Faculty and Staff
Anne MitchellTitle: Instructor
Office: 239 Shatzel Hall
My research interests are African American Civil Rights Movement History, Feminist Theory, Women’s & Gender History, Sexuality Studies/Queer Theory, Queer of Color Critique, Autobiography, and Representation.
My manuscript, tentatively titled: “Civil Rights Subjectivities and African American Women’s Autobiographies: The Life-Writings of Daisy Bates, Melba Patillo Beals, and Anne Moody.” It utilizes Black Feminist and post-structuralist perspectives to examine how the public discourse of the African American Civil Rights movement have created specific subject-positions that African American women must write through and with, if they are to tell their remembrances of that historical moment. My approach to textual analysis blends post-structuralist, Black feminist, and queer methodologies.
I am currently working on one article that examines late 20th and early 21st century African American women’s autobiographies. This project focuses on the autobiographies of ‘movement babies,’ people whose parents participated in the movement or those who came of age during the social milieu of the African American Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Additionally, I am working on an article that theorizes Queer Black Feminism.
I am starting to explore the world of crafting. And I love dogs and cats. You might even see my dog Charlie in my office.