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Courtney L. Thompson, PhD

Courtney Thompson

Office: 637 Agnes Arnold Hall
Phone: (713) 743-0400

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Dr. Courtney L. Thompson is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work focuses on political discourse in Black women’s writings. In 2011, she earned her PhD in American Studies with an area of concentration in literature from Purdue University. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar in African American Studies at the University of Houston where she is working on her book manuscript, tentatively titled “We Are Fighting for Democracy”: Black Women Activists and the Pursuit of All Things Equal, 1920s-Present. The book reflects her broader research interests in the African American literary tradition, American political discourse, progressive movements, and Black feminist theory. In addition to presenting her work nationally and internationally, Dr. Thompson has given invited lectures and shared her work in the community. She has taught courses on the African diaspora, Black women’s activism, Black women writers, and Black autobiography in the U.S.