Dr. Helane Androne

Helane Androne

Chair and Professor

Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies
Professor of English
Affiliate, Global and Intercultural Studies

103 Phelps Hall

Dr. Helane Adams Androne is a Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies for the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences. She is an Affiliate of the Global and Intercultural Studies Departments (AMS, BWS, LAS, WGS). Prior to chairing ICS, Dr. Androne directed the Ohio Writing Project four and a half years, through which licensed K-12 teachers can earn the Masters in Teaching English. She has published in journals such as Pedagogy, MELUS, and Phoebe (Praxis: Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques) . She is the author of Multiethnic American Literatures: Essays for Teaching Context and Culture. Her most recent book, Ritual Structures in Chicana Fiction, is part of the Literatures of the Americas Series edited by Norma Cantú for Palgrave/MacMillan. 

Dr. Androne's research focus is on the emergence, use, and validation of the sacred, using ritual studies to learn from texts that intersect the real and imagined. She examines how authors project the sacred as part of a larger activist methodology for enhancing community and belonging, expanding love relationships, and the survival of climate trauma.


  • Ph.D., English, University of Washington 
  • M.A.T., English, University of Washington
  • B.A., Literature/Writing, University of California San Diego

Courses Taught

  • Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) 401: Senior seminar
  • English 336: African American Writing, 1746 – 1877 (seated and online)
  • English 337: African American Writing, 1878 – 1945
  • English 338: African American Writing, 1945 – Present (seated and online)
  • English 348: Ethnic American Literature
  • Liberal Studies 302: Principles of Liberal Studies (online)
  • Liberal Studies 402: Capstone (online)
  • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRE) 151: Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (online)
  • English 298: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
  • English/Latin American, Latin@ and Caribbean Studies 254: Latino/a Literatures and the Americas
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 201: Introduction to Women’s Studies (seated and online)
  • English 112: Composition and Literature
  • English 111: College Composition

Research and Interests

  • Ritual & Performance Studies
  • The Sacred in Literature & Society
  • Afro-Latinx Diaspora Studies
  • Ethno-futurism
  • SoTL

Social Media

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