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Danielle Christmas

Faculty Fellowship Selection Committee

Danielle Christmas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, endowed as the Delta Delta Delta Fellow in the Humanities.

She holds a B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in English from University of Illinois at Chicago. Her current manuscript, “Auschwitz and the Plantation: Labor, Sex, and Death in American Holocaust and Slavery Fiction,” concerns how representations of slavery and the Holocaust contribute to American socioeconomic discourses. She has received a number of national awards to pursue this research, including support from the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the American Council of Learned Societies in partnership with the Mellon Foundation. Most recently, her interests in Southern history, including Confederate monuments and lynching narratives and visual art, have led to a number of presentations in partnership with UNC’s Carolina Public Humanities. She looks forward to expanding this work with research on white nationalist literature and peacebuilding initiatives through the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

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