Dr. Andrew Leiter
B.A., University of Alabama
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
English: Associate Professor/Chair
Classes: Composition, Selected Topics in Literature, American Literature II, African American Literature, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, William Faulkner, and American Studies
Andrew Leiter earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, and he completed his graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research specialties include literary and popular representations of the American South, as well as multicultural intersections with other regions.
He is the author of essays on Erskine Caldwell and Flannery O’Connor as well as In the Shadow of the Black Beast: African American Masculinity in the Harlem and Southern Renaissances (LSU Press, 2010). He is editor of Southerners on Film: Essays on Hollywood Portrayals Since the 1970s (McFarland, 2011). He is currently engaged in two research projects, one that features William Faulkner and a second that features American presidential birthplaces.