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Assistant Professor Daphne Lamothe received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley (1997). Her research interests center on the intersection of ethnography and the African American imagination; the construction of cultural memory in contemporary black fiction; and narratives of migration and diaspora. Her book, Inventing the New Negro: Narrative, Culture, and Ethnography was published in 2008 by University of Pennsylvania Press.
Dr. Lamothe joined the Smith faculty in 2004. She has taught African American Literature, 1746–1900 and the Harlem Renaissance. She looks forward to adding Introduction to Black Culture and Literatures of African American Migration to her roster of courses taught.