Valerie Frazier

Associate Professor and Director of the 1967 Legacy Program

Address: 26 Glebe Street, Room 203
Office Hours: MWF 12-1 p.m and by appointment.
Phone: 843.953.1921

Valerie Frazier teaches composition, American, African American, and ethnic literatures. Her research centers on contemporary African American, postcolonial, and women’s literature. In addition, she is currently working on a book on the critical reception of Gwendolyn Brooks.


Ph.D., English, University of Georgia
M.A., English, University of Georgia
B.A., English, College of Charleston

Research Interests

  • African American literature
  • Mulitcultural literature
  • Women's literature


The Critical Reception of Gwendolyn Brooks. Camden House Publishers. [in progress]

"King Kong's Reign Continues: King Kong as a Sign of Shifting Global Racial Politics." College Language Association Conference.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham. April 2006.

"The Epistolary Novel."  Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color.   Ed.  Betsy Beaulieu. Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

"Domestic Epic Warfare in [Gwendolyn Brooks's] Maud Martha." African American Review.  39.1-2 (2005): 133-141