Faculty & Staff

Tara T. Green

Tara Green

Tara T. Green received her bachelor’s degree in English from Dillard University in New Orleans and her Master’s and doctorate in English, with an emphasis in African American literature from Louisiana State University. She served as director of AADS from 2008 to 2016. Before coming to UNCG, she taught at universities in Louisiana and Arizona.

Her research interests include African American autobiographies, twentieth century novels, gender studies, Black southern studies, African literature, and the U.S. Black diaspora. She has published numerous articles and made presentations in these areas of research. Her books From the Plantation to the Prison: African American Confinement Literature (Mercer Press: 2008), A Fatherless Child: Autobiographical Perspectives of African American Men (University of Missouri Press: 2009; winner of 2011 National Council for Black Studies for Outstanding Publication in Africana Studies), and Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), reflect her interests in African American literary and interdisciplinary studies. Inspired by her fondness for New Orleans, she is completing a manuscript on Alice Dunbar-Nelson, a writer and activist from New Orleans as well as a comparative study on the relationship between water and death in African diasporic literature. In addition to presenting locally and nationally, she has presented her research in England, the Caribbean, and Africa.

Dr. Green currently serves as President of the Langston Hughes Society. She enjoys mentoring students and working with community organizations.