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Omari Weekes

2018 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Thadious Davis
" "On a Path of Decent Pleasures: Sex, Spirit, and Affect in Late Twentieth-Century African American Literature.""

Queens College, CUNY, Assistant Professor of English (Fall 2022–)

B.A., Queens College, City University of New York, English Literature, 2009.
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, English Literature, 2012. 

Omari Weekes is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests primarily focus on the intersection of race, gender, sexuality and spirituality in 20th and 21st-century African American literature. He is a Fontaine and Mellon Mays fellow. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he served as co-coordinator of Penn's American Literature Seminar.

Courses Taught

spring 2016

ENGL 101.601 Toni Morrison  

fall 2011

ENGL 105.404 Disability Narratives