Dr. Dolores Sisco

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sisco joined the English Department at YSU in 2005 after receiving her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She also received an MA degree in literature from Central Michigan University, and the BA from The University of Baltimore. Dr. Sisco also earned a Certificate in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Md.

Dr. Sisco specializes in the literatures of West Africa, Caribbean literature, Afro-British literature, African American literature and culture, Post-colonial theory, and Race Theory. Dr. Sisco also focuses her research on: American popular culture, Working Class literature; and Black Women’s literature.

Dr. Sisco has published essays on Gloria Naylor, Terry McMillan, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles W. Chesnutt, and Ralph Ellison.

Books in progress: Intraracial Color and Class Bias in African American Popular Culture; The Sci-Fi Film of the 1950s and the Modern Civil Rights Movement.

Article in Progress: “The Mean Girls of Gotham: in The Year of the Woman”

Dr. Sisco teaches undergraduate classes on African American literature and culture with an emphasis on hip-hop and social justice; American Identity; Mythology; World Literature; Women’s Literature and American Literature & Diversity.

Dr. Sisco is currently the Director of American Studies and teaches graduate level classes: Approaches to American Studies and Class and Culture for the MA degree and the undergraduate minor. She is also the campus advisor for Sigma Tau Delta and Alpha Kappa Mu.