Department of English

Christopher Black

Christopher Black Instructor
8008 Haley Center

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 8:00-11:00 am


Christopher Allan Black received his PhD from Oklahoma State University in 2012, focusing on Antebellum American Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. Since completing graduate work, he has taught in the Appalachian mountain region of East Tennessee, the low country of South Carolina, and most recently at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley on the US Mexico border. Dr. Black’s research and teaching focuses on issues of Social Justice, Race, Ethnicity and Reform in Colonial and Antebellum literature. In 2015 he was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow to attend the NEH institute on Slavery in the American Republic from Constitution to Civil War. He is currently working on projects on Stowe Solomon Northup, Poe, and Washington Irving. He enjoys working with First Year Students in the writing program and teaching the Sophomore American literature survey at Auburn.

Last Updated: January 22, 2020