TEACHING

 
Photo by Jae Webb

Photo by Jae Webb

TEACHING

Dr. Frazier’s varied teaching interests include 20th Century and Contemporary Black Visual and Literary cultural productions,  Writing and Composition, Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies, African art and literature, and Black Feminist Theory. In her courses, students delve into the ways the categories of race, gender, nature, place, and technology cohere and become complicated within a contemporary catalog of texts that we might call—to extend language from Kimberly Ruffin—Black Ecoliterature. Central questions guiding these courses include "How can/do our notions of black feminism inform our ideas of ecology and environmental ethics?" and "In what ways does centering black feminine subjects shift our extant understandings of material culture?"

Additionally, Dr. Frazier has assisted or co-taught a variety of courses in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern and the English Department at Purdue University. Courses include The Social Meaning of Race, Queer Literatures of the African Diaspora, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Race, Class, and Gender, Transnational Black Cultures: Britain and Germany, and Writing about Writing.