Join us on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as CIPS and the American Embassy in Ottawa welcome Dr. Kalenda Eaton. Prof. Eaton’s research examines the relationship between global black subjectivity, literature, and culture history. She is particularly interested in how writers and scholars consider “place” and “belonging” within the context of more specific ties to nationalism, citizenship, and cultural politics.
Dr. Kalenda Eaton is an Associate Professor of English at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She has a BA in English and Spanish from Dillard University, and both her MA and PhD from Ohio State University. She is the author of Womanism, Literature, and the Transformation of the Black Community, 1965-1980 (Routledge)and is currently completing a second manuscript analyzing historical fiction focused on North American Black communities and philosophies of Western expansion. Her primary areas of research and teaching are in African American Literature, African Diaspora Studies, Literary Theory, and Women’s Studies. In the fall of 2016, she was the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Society and Culture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.