Allison Wiltshire

Allison Wiltshire
PhD Candidate, Graduate Instructor, G. Ellsworth Huggins Fellow
04 Tate Hall

PhD in English, University of Missouri-Columbia (In Progress)

MA in English, Mississippi State University (2018)

BA in English, Mississippi State University (2016)

Research and Teaching

Areas of Study

  • African Diaspora Studies

Allison Wiltshire is a G. Ellsworth Huggins Fellow, PhD candidate, and graduate instructor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Wiltshire focuses her scholarship on literature of the African diaspora. Predominantly, she examines themes of race, twinship, hybridity, cosmopolitanism, and Afropolitanism in contemporary African and African American works. Wiltshire received her MA and BA from Mississippi State University and began her doctoral studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2019.

Awards and Honors

G. Ellsworth Huggins Fellowship—University of Missouri

Gill Porter Award for Outstanding Teaching of Literature—University of Missouri

English Department Elizabeth T. Barnes Memorial Graduate Fellowship—University of Missouri

English Department Donald E. and Mary Frances Hayden English Fellowship—University of Missouri

English Department English Graduate Fellowship—University of Missouri

Howell Gwin Scholarship—Mississippi State University

Scholar Athlete—Northeast Mississippi Community College

Hall of Fame-- Northeast Mississippi Community College

Selected Publications

(Master’s Thesis) The Split Gaze of Refraction: Racial Passing in the Works of Helen Oyeyemi and Zoë Wicomb, Mississippi State University, 2018.