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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, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he sits on the judging panels of The Miles Morland Writing Scholarships and of The Gerald Kraak Prize. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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

  1. Jane Easley June 4, 2018 at 10:23 am #

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

  2. Praise June 4, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

    Congrats I guess

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