Emerald Rutledge

Position title: Teaching Assistant

Email: efrutledge@wisc.edu

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Pronouns:  she/her or they/them

Emerald Rutledge is an English PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also received her M.A. in Afro-American Studies. She has received the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School Fellowship as well as an Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, which will support her during the dissertation phase of her program. Her research interests include 20th century African American Literature, Black feminisms, and Black queer theory with a special focus on mid-late 20th century Black gay and lesbian literature. Emerald is also the Associate Editor of Black Perspectives, the award-winning academic blog of the African American Intellectual History Society.

Teaching Assistant:
Gen&WS 200: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies, sections 302, 304, 306