Dr. Corinne Wohlford

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

(314) 719-3640
Office: Ryan Hall 302


BA, English and art history, Wittenberg University
MFA, writing, Washington University
MA, American Studies, Saint Louis University
Ph.D., American Studies, Saint Louis University

Research Area/Scholarly Interest:

American history and culture, race, transnationalism, public memory, visual culture, poetry writing

Recent Publications:

Wohlford, Corinne. “‘What Everybody Knows’: Teaching Ferguson in Saint Louis.” In Cassander Smith et al, editors: Teaching with Tension: Race, Reality, and Resistance in the Classroom. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press (Critical Insurgencies series), forthcoming, 2017.

Wohlford, Corinne. “Black Lives Matter.” In Karsonya Wise Whitehead, editor: Fifty Events that Shaped African-American History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic. New York: ABC-Clio, forthcoming, 2017.

Wohlford, Corinne, with Stephanie E. Afful and Suzanne M. Stoelting. “Beyond ‘Difference’: Examining the Process and Flexibility of Racial Identity in Interracial Marriages.” Journal of Social Issues. 2015.

Conference Presentations:

Wohlford, Corinne and Susan Shelangoskie, Peter Monacell, and Matthew Barbee. “Yes, You Will be Teaching 101.” Roundtable discussion. Midwest Modern Language Association Conference. Saint Louis, Missouri, November 12, 2016.

Wohlford, Corinne. “‘Perishability and Desolation’ in Post-Tsunami Japan: Neoliberal Sentiment in Gretel Ehrlich’s Facing the Wave.” Panel on Neoliberalism around the Globe. Midwest Modern Language Association Conference. Saint Louis, Missouri, November 11, 2016.

Wohlford, Corinne (principal investigator). “Primary Source: Memory and the Construction of Identity across Time and Place.” National Endowment for the Humanities “Humanities Connections” grant proposal, October 5, 2016.

Wohlford, Corinne. “‘Burn This Bitch Down!’: Louis Head, Ferguson, and the Criminal Politics of Black Grief. Panel on “Politics of Black Crime and Protest.” Association for the Study of African-American Life and History Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2015.

Wohlford, Corinne. Panelist. “Locating Ferguson: Race, Region, and Rights.” Symposium on Race and Expression. Walter J. Ong, SJ Center for Language Culture, and Media Studies, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, April 8, 2015.

Taff, Corinne Wohlford.  “Haiti’s ‘Halo’: Celebrity Earthquake Relief, Race, Empire, and the Meanings of Haiti.” Panel on “Earthquakes: Real and Imagined.”  Haitian Studies Association Conference.  University of Notre Dame, Indiana. November 7, 2014.

Taff, Corinne Wohlford. “To Visit Orphans: The Evangelical ‘Orphan Care’ Movement and Implications for American Empire.” Panel on “Family Matters: Mothers, Fathers, and Children since 1900.” Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana, October 3, 2014.

Taff, Corinne Wohlford. “‘All a Part of God’s Great Big Family’: Race and Transnationalism in Celebrity Earthquake Relief Efforts for Haiti.” Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders Conference. Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, April 26, 2014.

Professional Memberships:

Association for Interdisciplinary Studies
American Studies Association

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