Dr. Linda Chavers is a writer, teacher, and scholar of 20th century American and African American literature with specializations in race and visual culture. Her research interests include southern literature, postmodernism, and fiction. She holds a B.A. in Race and Gender from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (magna cum laude). She obtained an M.A. in English and Ph.D. in African American Studies from Harvard University in 2013. Passionate on service, Dr. Chavers has worked in prison education, foster youth mentoring, and rape crisis intervention for over a decade.
Her academic work on Richard Wright and William Faulkner has been published in Reconstruction 2.0, Annuals of The Next Generation, Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia (Taylor & Francis), and the African American National Biography (Oxford University Press). Her work on race and popular culture has been published in Gawker, Dame, Le Plus de L’Obs, The Independent, Scenarios and XO Jane. In the past year she has spoken on Ferguson and #Black Lives Matter at National Cathedral School for Girls, The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and The University of New Hampshire.
Dr. Chavers is available to speak publicly on race and diversity in primarily white institutions (PWI) and on national and global issues of civil rights. She writes memoir and essays on popular culture as well as on matters of health and patients rights.
Type of Writing
literary, non-fiction, articles, NF: essay, NF: memoir, creative non-fiction, NF: history/war/politics, NF: Professional mags/journals, NF: autobiography, NF: art/music, NF: health, NF: recovery, magazines