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Gary  Lemons

Gary Lemons

Gary Lemons


Office: CPR 331
Phone: 813-974-9191



I received my Ph.D. in English and an Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies from New York University in 1992. Over the years since graduate school, I have been awarded three postdoctoral fellowships, two from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the other from the Rockefeller Foundation.  With the aid of these awards, I held postgraduate residencies at Bennett College (one of two historically black women’s colleges in the nation), the Institute for the Study of Women and Men at the University of Southern California, and the Womanist Consortium at the University of Georgia. My book publications include Black Male Outsider, a Memoir: Teaching as a Pro-Feminist Man (the State University of New York Press, 2008), Womanist Forefathers, Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois (also from SUNY Press, 2009), and Feminist Solidarity at the Crossroads: Intersectional Women’s Studies for Transracial Alliance (Routledge, 2012, co-edited with Kim Vaz), Caught Up in the Spirit! Teaching for Womanist Liberation (Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2017), and Building Womanist Coalitions (University of Illinois Press, forthcoming 2018).

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
91835LIT 3374901The Bible As Literature


CPR 254

80260AML 3604901African American Literature


CPR 481

80292ENG 7916005Directed Research
Inst/Grad Director Approval S-U Only

TBA 100

87497ENG 7980010Dissertation: Doctoral

TBA 100