Allison Wiltshire

Allison Wiltshire
Graduate Instructor, PhD Candidate, G. Ellsworth Huggins Fellow, EGSA President, Departmental Assistant
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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-Columbia

Howell and Elizabeth Gwin Scholarship—Mississippi State University

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.