Assistant Professor of Diasporic Youth Cultures

Tammy Owens

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Hampshire College Professor Tammy Owens
Tammy Owens
Assistant Professor of Diasporic Youth Cultures
Critical Social Inquiry
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Tammy Owens
Franklin Patterson Hall
413.559.4600
Tammy C. Owens, assistant professor of Diasporic Youth Cultures and Ethnic Studies, earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Alabama. Owens holds a bachelor's in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Tammy C. Owens’ research focuses on the ways black girls and women use fiction and personal narratives as creative sites to theorize their own transitions from girlhood to womanhood and challenge dominant narratives of American childhood during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Owens’ work has been published in the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth and the Departures in Critical Qualitative Research journal. Her teaching interests include Black Feminism, Critical Race Theory, Queer of Color Theories, children and youth of color histories, youth activism and education, and African American Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Owens is a trained social worker. Her practice primarily focuses on queer youth of color experiencing homelessness.

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