2013, BA English, Wake Forest University
2020, MEd Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Commonwealth University
Angelique Bassard is a second-year PhD student and Teaching Fellow in the English and Comparative Literature program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English from Wake Forest University and a Master of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research area is American Literature throughout the Long Nineteenth Century, with special interest in Postbellum African American Literature, Southern Writers, Reconstruction, the memory and haunting of the slave past, and Southern realism and romanticism.
Currently, she is researching NC-born black writer Jack Thorne, pseudonym of David Bryant Fulton, and his use and subversion of Southern romance in his 1901 novel, Hanover; or the Persecution of the Lowly: A Story of the Wilmington Massacre.
- Lee Green Award, UNC Chapel Hill Department of English and Comparative Literature, 2023
- Hanes Graduate Fellowship, Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC Chapel Hill, 2023