Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: African American Literature, African Literature, Speculative Fiction, Queer Theory, Black Feminist Thought, Rhetoric of Social Movements
Office:Fay 109
Phone:(585) 383-8267
Cassandra Scherr

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Ph.D., English, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2021
M.A., Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, 2010
B.A., Political Science, Concentration: Women's and Gender Studies, Carleton College, 2006

Dr. Scherr’s research primarily focuses on African American and Ethnic Literature with a particular interest in the utilization of speculative and artistic elements when creating and telling activist narratives. Her work studies how these narratives continue to create conversations throughout time and across the African diaspora. Furthermore, she explores how the Black Imaginary has become a necessary tool of activism that helps people from all walks of life understand and participate in the larger social and scholarly discussions that frame our lives.

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