Leslie Frost


Dey 336

Senior Lecturer


Professional Experience

Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-present

Visiting Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University, 2008- present

Department Chair, St. Augustine’s College

Assistant Professor, St. Augustine’s College, 2005, 2006

Assistant Professor level, Baskent University, Ankara Turkey, 2000

Grants and Honors

2010 – Lenovo Instructional Grant (with Dr. Katie Pryal). Received funds to develop online instructional program for undergraduates revising papers for publication.

2006 – Mellon Tutors Program, St. Augustine’s College.  Wrote portion of grant funding program to put tutors in the foundational reading and writing courses.  Administered program.

2005 – Mellon Foundation, St. Augustine’s College.  “Voices of Episcopal Women.”  Humanities Coordinator.

2005 – National Endowment for the Humanities, St. Augustine’s College.  “‘The Dream the Dreamers Dreamed’: A Study of Africa and the Diaspora and Literature.”  Project Director.

2003 – National Endowment for the Humanities, St. Augustine’s College.Extending the Reach.  “African-American Representations: Theory, Theatre and Thematics from an Interdisciplinary Perspective.”  Project Director.

Current Projects and Recent Publications

Dreaming America: Popular Front Ideals and Aesthetics in Children’s Plays of the Federal Theatre Project. Columbus: The Ohio State UP, 2013. 

Articles: “Shadows of War: Fascist and Anti-Fascist Representations of Childhood in Triumph of the WillA Letter to Santa Claus and The Little Princess.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly.  33.1 (2008).  79-104.


Ph.D. December 2000, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
20th Century American major, drama minor, cultural studies certificate
M.A. 1994.  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Thesis on plays of British playwright Tom Stoppard

Research Groups and Interests

Group IX - Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
Group VII - American Literature from 1900 to the Present