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Faculty Directory » Chola Chisunka

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Please email Dr. Chisunka to schedule an appointment.

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 201A
Phone: 978.665.3445

Courses Taught:


American Literatures (ENGL 2000, ENGL 2100)
World Literature (ENGL 2400, ENGL 2500)
Detective Fiction (ENGL 2750)
Approaches to English Studies (ENGL 2999)
Modern Drama (ENGL 3020)
Caribbean Literature (ENGL 3720)
English Majors’ Capstone (ENGL 4999)
History of the Theater and Drama
Shapes of Modern Drama
Africa Through the Novel
Canon Formation in African American literature
Graduate Research and Study in English

African American Studies

Introduction to African American Studies (AAST 1000)


Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.A., Syracuse University
B.A., University of Zambia
Dip. Secondary School Teaching, Nkrumah Teachers' College

Research Interests:

Cultures, Text Models, and the Activity of Writing
Cultures, Text Models, and Literary Theory
Research Methods
Modern Literatures
Theatre as an instrument of development

Representative Publications:

Book Chapters

Chisunka, C. (2009). Strong African Women as Messengers of Change, Resistance, and Revolution. In K. Mwenda and G. Muuka (Eds.), The Challenge of Change in Africa’s Higher Education in the 21st CenturyCambria Press.


Chisunka, C. (2010). NCATE Report for Secondary Education in English at Fitchburg State University. Fitchburg State University.

Professional Affiliations:

MLA - Modern Language Association
ALA - African Literature Association
NAAAS - National Association of African American Studies
NEA - National Education Association
NYASA - New York African Studies Association