Dr. Bria Harper

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Bria Harper is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. As an only child, Bria was surrounded by communities of Black women that nurtured her and sparked her passionate for community engagement amongst Black girls and women. Bria is a graduate of The University of Alabama- Tuscaloosa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and African American Studies and a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in English from Michigan State University. Dr. Harper’s research areas include African American Literature, Black Feminist Thought, Black Girlhood Studies, Popular Culture, and Memory Studies. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English/ New Southern Studies/African American Studies at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.