Religious Studies at Kennesaw State University


Griselda Thomas

Coordinatior, African and African Diaspora Studies
Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: Social Sciences (SO 22), Room 2014
Phone: 470-578-2419
Fax: 470-578-9057


Assistant Professor

Teaching at Kennesaw State since Fall 2008  

Education: Doctor of Philosophy in African –American Studies (2008), Temple University  

Other Affiliations or Positions: Jointly appointed in African & African Diaspora Studies and Affiliated with Gender & Women Studies

Specializations: Black Women Writers; African-American Literature & Culture; and Black Feminist Thought Courses Regularly Taught: ENGL 3500 (Topics in African American Literature), ENGL 3360 (Major African-American Writers), AADS 2100 (Introduction to African &African Diaspora Studies), GWST 3020 (The Black Woman); and ENGL 2110 (World Literature).

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: “If You See My Scars, You Will Feel My Pain: The Significance of Scarification in the Private Narrative Fiction of Black Women Writers.” The Zora Neale Hurston Forum, Volume XVIII (2004): 27-35. “Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment” by Patricia Hill Collins.” Encyclopedia of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, 2004.




M.A., Northeastern University
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University
B.A., Kennesaw State University

Faculty and Staff

Azriel, Josh
Bartlett, Stephen
Dabundo, Laura
Gurkas, Hakki
Harper, M. Todd
King, David
Mathew, Komal
McMurrain, Wendell
Miller, Cherie
Owusu, Robert
Padan, Ruth
Parker, David
Pynn, Tom
Rouse, Susan
Thomas, Griselda
Vaught, Seneca
Whitlock, Ugena
Wichman, Yvonne
Ziegler, Christine