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Omari Weekes

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.""

Williamette University, Assistant Professor

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