Deborah McDowell

The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration

Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin

The Changing Same: Black Women's Literature, Criticism, and Theory


Deborah McDowell is the director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute and Alice Griffin Professor of English at the University of Virginia. The University’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center recognized McDowell with the 2018 Zintl Leadership Award for her collaborative activities and commitment to diversify not only the faculty on Grounds, but throughout the nation.

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