MA, PhD, University of Southern California
Dr. Ferrante's research focuses on literary articulations of Caribbean creolization that both confound and work to dismantle the psychological remnants of colonialism. She reads and teaches texts from the pan-Caribbean in its linguistic diversity and is a proud proponent of studying abroad to make one's scholarship and perspective as global as possible. She is endlessly fascinated by how individuals and communities can identify themselves apart from their colonial and Historical assignments of inferiority, marginality, division, and illegitimacy, and instead, in their literary and cultural productions, reflect their unity, equality, beauty, and self-possession. As she teaches her students, expressions of self-identification can be powerful tools of resistance.
Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching, Bridgewater State University, 2019