Lesley LarkinLesley Larkin

Assistant Professor
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Washington
B.A., Linfield College

Teaching Specialties

  • American Literature from 1865 to the Present
  • African American Literature
  • American Ethnic Literatures
  • Race & Gender Studies
  • Reading & Reception Theory

Lesley Larkin earned a Ph.D. with honors from the Department of English at the University of Washington in Seattle and has taught courses in literature and composition at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University.  Since joining the English Department at Northern Michigan University in 2008, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in American literature, African American literature, and women in literature, among other subjects.  Her research projects have included scholarly essays on contemporary reproductive technologies and the intersection of race and reading.  She is currently working on a book that explores how modern African American writers have challenged dominant modes of reading race.