Frances Smith Foster

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Frances Smith Foster
  • Role: Senior Fellow
  • Education: PhD, University of California, San Diego
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Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Women's Studies, Emory University

Frances Smith Foster's work brings out African Americans voices of the past and shows their importance for today.

FRANCES SMITH FOSTER is Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Women's Studies at Emory University. Her specialties include African American family life, women's personal narratives, American literature and African American studies. She has edited or written more than a dozen books, including Love and Marriage in Early African America, Written By Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746-1892 and Witnessing Slavery: The Development of the Ante-Bellum Slave Narrative. In 2011, Foster received the Gittler Prize from Brandeis University in recognition of her outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and religious relations.

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