Simone White Named Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor

Simone White, Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English

Simone White has been named the Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English. White is a scholar of 20th- and 21st-century Black studies and radical Black poetics, as well as a critically-acclaimed poet. She received the prestigious Whiting Award in 2017 and recently received a 2021 Creative Capital Award. She has published three books: Dear Angel of Death, a collection of poems and critical essays; Of Being Dispersed (poems), and House Envy of All the World (poems), as well as two poetry chapbooks. Another poetry collection, Or, On Being the Other Woman will be published by Duke University Press in 2021. In addition, White has published numerous critical essays and poems in popular periodicals such as Artforum, Boston Review and Harper's Magazine. Prior to receiving her doctorate in English from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, White earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an M.F.A. from The New School.

The Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professorship was established in 2008 by the Stephen M. Gorn Family Foundation for a preeminent scholar and teacher in the Department of English at Penn Arts & Sciences.

 

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