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Michael Bennett

Professor of English

B.A., Whitman CollegeM.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia


Abolition Movement, African-American Literature, Slavery, Urban Ecological Criticism


  • Co-editor, “Recovering the Body: Self-Representations by African American Women”
  • Co-editor, “The Nature of Cities: Ecocriticism and Urban Environments”
  • Author, “The Nature of Slavery: Frederick Douglass and Anti-Pastoralism,” published in “Beyond Nature Writing”
  • Co-author, “We Can See Them, But We Can’t Hear Them: LGBT Members of African American Families,” published in “Queer Families, Queer Politics: Challenging Culture and the State”
  • Author, “African American Families and Public Policy: The Legacy of the Moynihan Report,” published in “African Americans and the Public Agenda: The Paradoxes of Public Policy”