Rhondda R Thomas

Clinton Calhoun Professor of Literature, Clemson University

Rhondda Thomas's research and teaching interests are 19th-century African American literature and culture, politics of black identity, autobiographical scholarship, African American literature and the Bible, race and culture studies, African American historiography, migration narratives, and African American women writers.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Associate professor, Clemson University

Publications

  • 2018
    Reconstruction, Public Memory, and the Making of Clemson University on John C. Calhoun’s Fort Hill Plantation, American Literary History
  • 2013
    Claiming Exodus: A Cultural History of Afro-Atlantic Identity, 1774-1903,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Planning Grant for Black Clemson
    Role:
    Project Director
    Funding Source:
    South Carolina Humanities
  • 2018
    Public Engagement Fellowship
    Role:
    Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Whiting Foundation
  • 2017
    Building Humanities Communities Grant
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Endowment for the Humanities

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association