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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
School of Critical Social Inquiry
Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 218
413.559.5409
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 Bachelors of 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. Owens’ work has been published in the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. Owens’ co-authored essay, “Towards an Interdisciplinary Field of Black Girlhood Studies,” is forthcoming this fall 2017 in the Departures in Critical Qualitative Research journal. Her teaching interests include children and youth of color histories, youth activism and education, Black Feminism, Queer of Color Theories, and African American Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Owens is a trained social worker. Her practice primarily focuses on youth of color experiencing homelessness.
 

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