Chair and CLASS Distinguished Professor
Tel. (713) 743-2811
3553 Cullen Boulevard
Agnes Arnold Hall, Room 629
Houston, TX 77204-3047
Dr. Tara T. Green is the CLASS Distinguished Professor and Chair of African American Studies. She also has a joint appointment in the English department. Dr. Green is a literature and interdisciplinary scholar with degrees in English. She is the award-winning author and editor of six books, including See Me Naked: Black Women Defining Pleasure During the Interwar Era as well as the co-curator of the Triad Black Lives Matter Collection housed at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Black feminism and her Southern familial experiences with storytelling influence her approach to her research areas, which include African American fiction and autobiography, African literature, Black leadership/activism, Black Southern studies, and the Harlem Renaissance. She is from the suburbs of New Orleans, which immensely impacts her work.