Renata Ferdinand

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Renata Ferdinand, Assistant Professor


Bachelor of Arts in English (Technical and Professional Writing)–Fort Valley State University, May 2002

Master of Arts in English–(Technical and Professional Writing)–Bowling Green State University, August 2004

Doctorate of Philosophy in Communication Studies (Concentration in African Diaspora Studies and Cultural Studies)–Bowling Green State University, August 2007

Academic Interests:

Communication and Cultural Studies

African and African Diaspora Literature

Racial and Ethnic Studies

Courses Taught:

English Composition II and Advanced Technical Writing


Ferdinand, Renata, Jackson, Christopher, and Berlethia Pitts. (Forthcoming July 2012). — Reading the Harlem Renaissance into Public Policy: Lessons from the Past to the Future.  Afro-Americans in New York Life and History.

Ferdinand, Renata. — What’s In a Story?: Using Auto-ethnography to Advance Communication Research. American Communication Journal, Vol. 11, Number 3, Fall 2009.

Phelps, Kenyatta, Jennifer Goode, Kaarin Perkins, and Renata Harden [Ferdinand]. (2009). The Policy of Dating: The Effect of Romantic Relationships on African American Adolescents. In Z. Williams (Ed.), Africana Cultures and Policy Studies: Scholarship and the Transformation of Public Policy (pp. 177-202). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Renata Harden [Ferdinand]. Jamaica Kincaid. Critical Survey of Long Fiction, 3rd Revised Edition. Salem Press.

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