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Gray, Jonathan W.

Associate Professor



PhD  The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY
MA Fordham University 
BA  Howard University

Jonathan W. Gray, who earned BAs in English and Philosophy at Howard University and his PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center, teaches American and African American literature with an emphasis on race and visual culture in the post WWII period. His first book, Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination (University Press of Mississippi, 2013) traces how the Civil Rights Movement shaped the literary production of four iconic American writers: Robert Penn Warren, Norman Mailer, Eudora Welty, and William Styron. Prof. Gray is currently working on Illustrating the Race: Representing Blackness in American Comics for Columbia University Press and is also co-editing Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives for Palgrave MacMillan. Prof. Gray’s journalism has appeared on, and the New Inquiry.  

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