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Name: Dr. Scott Trafton
Phone: 803-576-5890
Campus: Columbia
College: Arts and Sciences
Department: English Language and Literature
Building: HUO 513
Center/Institute: Southern Studies, Institute for
Position: Associate Professor
Research Interests: Nineteenth-Century African American Literature; African American Studies; Black Cultural Studies; African American culture along the American Gulf Coast in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; strategies of early black cultural adaptation along the coast in the fields of architecture, music, folklore and folklife, and literature; the cultural mixing that occurred along coastal communities during the period of enslavement, and, in the midst of this mixing, how Afrocreole cultural production reflected and responded to the twin challenges of continuity and change
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