Helane Adams Androne

Helane Adams AndroneProfessor of English
Chair, Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies 


103 Phelps Hall 
513-727-3267 
Helane.Androne@MiamiOH.edu

Education

PhD, English, University of Washington, 2002
MAT, English, University of Washington
BA, Literature/Writing, University of California San Diego

Teaching Interests

  • African American writing
  • Latinx literatures
  • Speculative fictions

Research Interests

  • Ritual & Performance Studies
  • The Sacred in Literature & Society
  • Afro-Latinx Diaspora Studies
  • Ethno-futurisms
  • SoTL/Critical Pedagogy

Selected Publications

Books

  • Ritual Structures in Chicana Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 
  • Multiethnic American Literatures: Essays for Teaching Context and Culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 

Articles/Chapters

  • Sullivan, Patrick and Helane Androne. “Teaching as Celebration: An Interview with Helane Adams Androne” in 16 Teachers Teaching: Two Year College Perspectives. Patrick Sullivan, Ed. Boulder: Utah State University Press/University of Colorado Press (Forthcoming October, 2020).
  • Androne, Helane, and Leland G. Spencer. "The Sacredness of Black Life: Ritual Structure, Intersectionality, and the Image of God." Journal of Communication and Religion Special Issue: A Womanist Rhetorical Vision for Building the Beloved Community. Forthcoming 2020.
  • Spencer, Leland G., and Helane Androne. “Intersectionality in the Classroom: Black Lives Matter as a Consummate Example.” Journal of Pan African Studies, vol. 12, no. 9, Mar. 2019, pp. 77–94. 
  • "Birth, Death and Transformation: Ritual as Inquiry in the Classroom". Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 14 (2013).
  • “The ‘Invisible Layers of Labor’: Ritualizing a Black-woman Experience of Service” Integrated But Unequal: Black Faculty in Predominately White Space. Mark Christian, Ed. New Jersey: Africa World Press (2012): 39-66.
  • Anita Gonzalez and Afro-Mexico: Dancing Between Myth and Reality (review). Journal of African American Studies; Springer Online First: 31 May 2011.
  • “Revised Memories and Colliding Identities: Absence and Presence in Morrison’s ‘Recitatif’ and Viramontes’s ‘Tears on My Pillow.’” MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi–Ethnic Literature of the United States 32.4 (Summer 2007).
  • “Critical Reading Outcomes and Literary Study in a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Literature Course.” Jeff Sommers, Helane Adams Androne, Ellenmarie Wahlrab, and Angela Sneider. MountainRise 3.1 (2006).
  • “Untamed Tongues: Reading Intersections Between Fiction by African American and Chicana Women.” Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal 17.1 (2005): 35–57.

Awards

  • 2015 SOCHE (Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education) Faculty Excellence Award
  • 2015 Scholars and Artists Recognition Award, Miami University Regionals
  • 2012 East Book Company 2012 Outstanding Academic Title, Social and Behavioral Sciences for Integrated But Unequal: Black Faculty in Predominately White Space (Editor: Mark Christian)
  • 2007 Miami University Middletown Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee
  • 2007 Miami University Outstanding Professor Award from Oxford student government
  • Presidential Recognition of Service, Preparing Future Faculty Program, 2004
  • Presidential Recognition of Service, Faculty Learning Community on Assessment, 2003

Grants

  • $15,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Invitational Leadership Institute to Invest in Developing New Teacher-Leaders", 2016-17 (Co-PIs, Beth Rimer, Angela Faulhaber); Teacher Leadership Training through the OWP
  • $20,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Teacher Leadership", 2014-16 (Co-PI, Beth Rimer); Teacher Leadership Training through the OWP
  • $40,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Professional Development in the High-need Schools Delayed Partnership School", 2013-14 (Co-PI, Beth Rimer); Hamilton City Schools (two "control" group schools)
  • $20,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Professional development in a high-need school", 2012-13 (Co-PI, Beth Rimer); Mad River Local Schools
  • $40,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Evaluating the Impact of Professional Development to Meet Challenging Writing Standards" 2012-13 (Co-PI); Hamilton City Schools
  • $20,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Supporting Effective Educator Development", 2012-13 (Co-PI, Beth Rimer); Teacher Leadership Training through the OWP
  • CELT Grant for Alumni Teaching Scholars Project Grant
  • CELT mini-grant for Assessment Project Grant
  • Communicating Across the Curriculum Grant
  • Faculty Development Program Learning Enrichment Fund Grant
  • New Faculty Research Grant

Work in Progress

Dr. Androne's research focus is on the emergence, use, and validation of the sacred, using ritual and performance studies to learn from texts that intersect the real and imagined. Her current project is a book examining the sacred in black futurisms, including the work of Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and Nnedi Okorafor. In it, she examines how authors project the sacred as part of a larger activist methodology for enhancing community and belonging, expanding love relationships, and survival of climate trauma..