E. Gale Greenlee

E. Gale Greenlee

E. Gale Greenlee

ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow



  • Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., African Women's Studies, Clark Atlanta University
  • B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Gale Greenlee comes to us with a wealth of experience in publicly engaged teaching and scholarship.  She has worked in public literacy programs in several different venues.  Her scholarship focuses on narratives about girlhood by Black and Latinx authors, with a particular interest in Appalachian Studies.  She is also interested in building the ways we engage publics through a range of technologies and platforms.


Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed

  • "A Blueprint for Black Girls: bell hooks's Homemade Love." Special Issue, College Literature, "For My People: Dismantling the Child/Adult Dichotomy in Black Literature."
  • “We Come to Slay: Claiming Space and Telling Truths in Akwaeke Emezi’s Pet.”


  • “Landscapes of Power in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower,” online curricula. National Humanities Center, 2020.
  • “Youth and the American Revolution,” online lesson. Carolina K-12, Carolina Public Humanities, 2019.
  • “Anne Moody,” online biography. American National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • “The ‘We of Me’: Keeping Community in Public Scholarship.” PAGE [Publicly Active Graduate Education] Blog Salon. Imagining America, 2017.
  • Book review of Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next-Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education, edited by Margaret A. Post, Elaine Ward, Nicholas V. Longo, and John Saltmarsh in Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, 7.2 (2016): 74-76.
  • “ENGL 376: Undergraduate Research in the Archives.” GRC@UNC guest blogger, Graduate Research Consultant Program Blog, UNC-Chapel Hill, July 2015.