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Professor Tracy Vaughn-Manley Transitioning to the Tenure Track

May 1, 2019

Professor Tracy Vaughn-ManleyAfter 14 years of serving as an award-winning professor of instruction on the Evanston campus and on the Qatar campus in Doha, Professor Tracy Vaughn-Manley will transition to the tenure-track beginning September 1, 2019 as an assistant professor. Tracy has inspired hundreds of students in the U.S. and abroad through her pedagogy and is now turning more decidedly to her research on black women’s literature and quilting. Her research engages the ways in which black women writers draw on what she refers to as the “Black Aesthetic quilting tradition” to assert individual and collective agency and find “catharsis.” Examining how these black women writers employ quilting as a trope in their work, she argues that their fiction and poetry situate the production and preservation of American folk culture in the hands of black women. She will continue in her role as director of undergraduate studies. Back to top