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Claire Garcia

Professor, Director of Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies

For the last five years, I’ve been exploring the work of black women modernists on both sides of the Atlantic.  Writers such as Jessie Fauset, Suzanne Césaire, the Nardal Sisters and Anita Thompson Dickinson Reynolds led pioneering lives in New York, Paris, Tangiers, and Martinique and offer us intriguing perspectives on the art, race, liberation, and feminism in the early decades of this century. I’m turning this research into a book, as well as editing a collection on scholarly and creative responses to The  Help and other white-authored narratives of black life.  I’ve been attending conferences and publishing work in both Europe and the United States. I’m the President of the Board of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival.  I also serve on the Colorado Council for Creative Industries and perform occasional light duties as “the Second Lady of Colorado.”  I enjoy dance, yoga, and British mysteries.


Read Professor Garcia's article in The Feminist Wire.

Read Professor Garcia's blog about her research in Martinique.




Regular Classes

American Realism
19th Century American Women Writers
Literature of the New Woman Era
American Novel 1915-1950
Edith Wharton Seminar
Henry James Seminar
Ralph Ellison Seminar
Introduction to Critical Theory
20th Century Women Novelists
19th Century African American Literature
Harlem Renaissance (both on campus and in New York City)
Narratives of Liberation
African American Women Writers
Gender and Modernism 


    Ph.D. English Literature, University of Denver 1991
    B.A. Philosophy and Literature, Bennington College 1978