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Zanice Bond, Associate Professor of English, Tuskegee University
Zanice Bond earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Kansas. She is concluding her tenure as an Alabama Folklife Association Cauthen Fellow (2022–2023) with the publication of her essay “A Quilt for My Father” in the fall. She is Co–PI of an NEH/Teagle Foundation grant “Lift as We Climb” First–Year Common Reading Experiences with Transformative Texts (2022–2024). Her classes at Tuskegee University include an environmental literature class that examines the artwork of Kevin Brisco.
In 2017, she received a Fulbright–Hayes award to Chile and a Poetry Foundation Fellowship for
the Furious Flower Center’s Legacy Seminar on Yusef Komunyakaa at James Madison University. Zanice’s essay ‘“Small Places Close to Home’: Gender, Class and Civil Rights Work— Mildred Bond Roxborough and the NAACP” was published in Tennessee Women: Their Lives, Their Times, Volume 2 ed. Sarah L. Wilkerson Freeman and Beverly Greene Bond, University of Georgia Press. She is currently collaborating with Kris Yoke on a book project Teaching Affrilachia: Cultivating Community and Culture.