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Ainehi Edoro, founder of Brittle Paper, is set to leave her Assistant Professor position at Marquette University for a dual appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the past two years at Marquette, Ainehi has taught courses in Global Anglophone Literatures. At Wisconsin-Madison, she will be taking up a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Global Black Literatures, in a joint appointment with the school’s English Department and their African Cultural Studies Department.

Ainehi made the announcement on Facebook last week:

Hey all, I am taking up a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of global black literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, starting this fall. I have a joint appointment with the English Department and the African Cultural Studies Department. As you can imagine, I’m looking forward to all the fun I’ll have cooking up all kinds of cool projects with my new colleagues. But I will miss my Marquette English – FAME family. It was an amazing two years of working with some of the brightest and kindest thinkers in the field.

When Ainehi Edoro started Brittle Paper in 2010, she was a PhD student at Duke University. In addition to global Anglophone literatures, her specialisation includes 21st century fiction and literature in the digital/social media. At the moment, she is developing a book project titled Paradigms of African Fiction.

Ainehi is a member of a growing group of prominent African literary personalities who are also professors, including Bernardine Evaristo, Kwame Dawes, Alain Mabanckou, Chris Abani, Chika Unigwe, Dinaw Mengestu, Tsitsi Ella Jaji, Namwali Serpell, and Mukoma wa Ngugi.

Congratulations to Her!

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, academic, literary journalist, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Transition, and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award for which he was shortlisted. His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He is the curator of the ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016), focuses on cities in Nigeria. The second, WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com.

2 Responses to “Ainehi Edoro to Leave Marquette University for Dual Appointment at University of Wisconsin-Madison” Subscribe

  1. Jane Easley 2018/06/04 at 10:23 #

    It’s University of Wisconsin. Please correct the spelling.

  2. Praise 2018/06/04 at 15:37 #

    Congrats I guess

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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