Assistant Dean of Harvard College
Lecturer in the department of African and African American Studies at Harvard
Linda Chavers is the Allston Burr Resident Dean of Winthrop House and Assistant Dean of Harvard College and a Lecturer in the department of African and African American Studies at Harvard. She completed her PhD in African American Studies with a focus on literature in 2013 from Harvard University. She specializes in 20th and 21st century fiction and the written narratives of enslaved black women. Her dissertation examines interracial themes in the literature of Richard Wright and William Faulkner. She writes essays and memoir for various publications such as Gawker, Dame, Elle, The Offing and Rumpus.