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About Jocelyn Fenton Stitt, PhD

Jocelyn Fenton Stitt is an interdisciplinary scholar trained in women's and critical race studies. She earned her BA in Women's Studies and English from Pomona College, her MLitt in Caribbean cultural studies from the University of Edinburgh (UK), and her PhD in Women's Studies and English from the University of Michigan. Before joining St. Kate, she was Director of Research Development at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan, and before that, Associate Professor of Women's Studies at Minnesota State University.

Her book Dreams of Archives Unfolded: Absence and Caribbean Life Writing (2021) is part of Rutgers University's Critical Caribbean Studies series. The project examines how the unfulfilled promise of postcolonial historical recovery (in the form of archival absence of narratives and records about women’s lives) itself becomes a generative site for feminist epistemologies in contemporary Caribbean women’s research and life writing. Her work has appeared in journals such as Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, Ariel: A Review of International Literature, and Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. She edited Mothers Who Deliver: Feminist Interventions in Public and Interpersonal Discourse (2010) and Before Windrush: Recovering an Asian and Black Literary Heritage within Britain (2008).


Positions

Present Division Chair of the Social Sciences, St. Catherine University School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
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Education

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2002 PhD, The University Of Michigan ‐ Women's Studies and English Literature
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1997 MA, The University Of Michigan ‐ English Literature
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1993 BA, Pomona College ‐ Women's Studies and Literature
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MLitt, University of Edinburgh ‐ English Literature
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