Sonya Donaldson

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Sonya Donaldson is a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Virginia, where she recently defended her dissertation, “(Ir)reconcilable Differences: The Search for Identity in Afro-German Autobiography.” She will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Hampshire College, beginning in the fall semester 2012. Her study looks at the formulation of Afro-German identity that is rooted in a variety of discourses (colonial, transatlantic, and diasporic) that produced Afro-German subjects.

Her research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first century African American and African Diasporic literature, with a focus on migration narratives, Black women and power, speculative fiction, digital humanities and born-digital narratives.