Danielle Christmas

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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Danielle Christmas is Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Endowed Delta Delta Delta Fellow in the Humanities at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis and her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches a variety of courses, including "Slavery and the Holocaust in American Fiction & Film," "America's Strange Fruit: Lynching in Literature & Culture," and "The God(s) of Slavery: Religious Experience in Early African American Literature." Her current manuscript, "Auschwitz & the Plantation: Labor, Sex, and Death in American Holocaust and Slavery Fiction," concerns cultural production that suggests stories about slavery and the Holocaust are constitutive of and reliant on the same core narrative, and explores the sociopolitical implications of this popular trend. Danielle has recently begun work on a second book project that analyzes masculinity and heritage politics in white nationalist literature. You can learn more about her research and teaching at her website, DanielleChristmas.com.

  • Work
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Education
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Washington University in St. Louis