Julia Charles
Associate Professor

Office: Hellems 120

Julia S. Charles-Linen received her Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She also received an M.A. from North Carolina A&T State University. She recently published her first book, That Middle World: Race, Performance, and the Politics of Passing, (UNC Press 2020).  Her teaching and research interests center on racial crossing/passing literature, Black women writers, Black girlhood studies, Black YA literature, and film and popular culture. Julia is currently working on her second book, which is a biography of the New Negro Renaissance writer and literary editor, Jessie Redmon Fauset. 

Areas of Specialty

  • African American Literature and Culture
  • Black Girlhood Studies
  • Black Popular Culture
  • Black YA Literature