Dwight Tanner is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the recipient of a Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-2020. Dwight works in 21st century American/British literature with a focus on Ethnic Literatures and Critical Race Theory. His current research focuses on minoritarian identity and conceptions/rhetorics of change in apocalyptic narratives. He also studies posthumanism, speculative fiction, environmental humanism, and drama and performance theory.
- Refereed Journal Article
- 2019 “‘She Forgot’: Obscuring White Privilege and Colorblindness in Harper Lee’s Novels” South Atlantic Review. 84.1 (March 2019): 54-71.
- Book Review
- 2020 Review of Beth Lew Williams. The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America. Harvard University Press, 2018. In Journal of Asian American Studies (2020). Forthcoming February 2020.
- Gaskin Award for Excellence in Teaching First Year Composition (2015)
- 2019-20 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
- 2019 Graduate Tuition Incentive Scholarship, The Graduate School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2019 Graduate Student International Travel Grant, The Graduate School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2018 Kenan Graduate Fellowship, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2018 Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship, Department of English and Comparative Literature
- 2018 Baxter Grant, American Studies Association
- 2018 CSA Travel Grant, Center for the Study of the American South, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2017 Institute for the Arts and Humanities Collaboration Grant, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities
- 2015 Gaskin Award for Excellence in Teaching, UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature
- 2013 Booker Fellowship, UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature
Office: Greenlaw 321
African American Literature | American Literature to 1900 to the present | Asian American Literature | British Literature from 1900 to the Present | Contemporary American Literature | Contemporary Multiethnic American Literature | Critical Race Studies | Drama | Film and Media Studies | Latina / Latino Literature | Narrative Theory | Pedagogy | Posthumanism | Science Fiction