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Margaret Alma Cox was born in Carriacou, Grenada and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Baruch College, a Master of Arts in English from Brooklyn College, and a PhD in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is an Associate Professor of English at Hampton University.​

Her research interests include African American, Caribbean, and African literatures, as well as drama.  Her scholarly articles include “Alice Walker and Claudia Rankine: Reclaiming the Ocularity of the Self” (2017) and “Buchi Emecheta: Re-imaging the African Feminine Self” (2010).


A recipient of the NEH Spotlight on Humanities in Higher Education grant, she is developing the podcast “Conversations in Literature and Culture.”

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Indiana University of Pennsylviania

Ph.D. in English Literature and Criticism.  Area of concentration: African Diaspora Literature
Other areas of interest: Caribbean Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies.


Brooklyn College

M.A. in English. Area of Concentration: American Literature.


Baruch College

B.A. in English. Minor in Theater.

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

  • 2023, NEH Spotlight on Humanities in Higher Education Grant to develop a podcast “Conversations in Literature and Culture”

  • 2021, Affordable Learning Georgia Affordable Materials Grant

  • 2019, Savannah State University
    Center for Teaching & Faculty Development Travel Grant

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