Shawn Salvant

Associate Professor

English and Africana Studies

PhD, 2008 University of California, Berkeley

Research Specialties: Nineteenth-Century African American Literature, James Baldwin


Shawn Salvant is an Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut. He received his B.A. in English from Duke University and his Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. Professor Salvant teaches courses in nineteenth-century African American literature, African American autobiography, and representations of American slavery. His research interests include relationships between racial science and literature. He is currently working on a study of racial blood rhetoric in American literature.


Selected Publications:

Bloodwork: Imagining Race in American Literature, 1890–1940

Contact Information
Office LocationAustin 104
CoursesENGL/AFRA 3213, ENGL/AFRA 3215, ENGL 3217