Dr. Noelle Morrissette

Dr. Noelle Morrissette

Noelle Morrisette

Associate Professor

Email: namorris@uncg.edu

Noelle Morrissette, Program Director of African American and African Diaspora Studies and Associate Professor of English, is the author of James Weldon Johnson’s Modern Soundscapes (University of Iowa Press, 2013) and the editor of New Perspectives on James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (University of Georgia Press, 2017). She is a proud graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (B.A.), and completed her graduate degrees in African Studies (M.A.) and African American Studies and English literature (Ph.D.) at Yale University. She is the recipient, most recently, of an H. D. fellowship in American literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and a Lillian Gary Taylor visiting fellowship at the University of Virginia Special Collections for her forthcoming book about James Weldon Johnson’s close friend, the Virginia poet Anne Spencer.

Selected publications:

James Weldon Johnson’s Modern Soundscapes

Editor and contributing author:
New Perspectives on James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Other Writings by James Weldon Johnson (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Co-Editor (with Richard Juang):
Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History