Dr. Ellesia Blaque

Pennsylvania, United States


Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Blaque is an avid reader and writer, has published dozens of her articles in several books (4 listed here), and is currently completing her first work of fiction, Born of Demons, and her first academic book, which is yet to be titled.  She has been teaching Africana and Ethnic Literature, History, and Culture since 2002 and currently teaches at a university in Pennsylvania.

Website: http://www.blaqueademics.org


Publications

  • “Black Ink: Writing Black Power with the Words of David Walker, Ida B. Wells, and Malcolm X" in Teaching about Frederick Douglass: A Resource Guide for Teachers of Cultural Diversity , Peter Lang Publishing Group (2012)
  • “Black Bulwarks: Dissent, Destruction, and Dissolution of the MOVE Organization” in Law against Liberty: The Criminalization of Dissent , Vandeplas Publishing (2011)
  • “‘I am More than a Victim’: The Slave Women Stereotype as Inscribed by Black Men in Antebellum Slave Narratives” in Blackberries and Redbones: Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities , Hampton Press (2011)
  • “Blaque on Black: Teaching Race in America’s Predominantly White Universities” in Reflections on Practice: Teaching ‘Race’ and Ethnicity in Further and Higher Education , : The Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (2006)

Employment

  • Assistant Professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (August 2009 - )

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English/African American Literature from Temple University (September 2001)
  • Master of Arts in English/African American Literature from Wayne State University (December 2003)
  • Doctoral Degree in African American Literature/Comparative Literature from Wayne State University (May 2009)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry