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Renate (Rennie) Simson

Renate (Rennie) Simson

Professor, African American Studies
African American Studies

215 Sims Hall

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Simson has published more than 30 articles and chapters and has given more than 50 presentations at conferences throughout the country and in Austria. Her longtime interest in the inequalities of New York State public schools led to a self-published book in 2007. Her interests include 19th Century African American Literature, and Writing Courses.

    Selected Publications


    • Articles published in numerous journals including: Obsidian, University of Dayton Review, College Language Association Journal, College English Association Critic, Ohio Journal of English language Arts, New York History Journal
    • Chapters in several books including: The Power of Desire; The Politics of Sexuality ed. by Ann Snitow et al; Short Story Masterpieces Vol. II ed. by Frank Magill; African American Autobiographers ed. by Emanuel Nelson; "Politics and the Race Issue as Reflected in the Works of 19th century Women Writers" Monograph #15 in the Afro Scholar Working Paper Series, University of Ill. Press.