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
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • African American writing
  • Latinx literatures
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Ritual & Performance Studies
  • The Sacred in Literature & Society
  • Afro-Latinx Diaspora studies
  • Ethno-futurism
  • SoTL
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 

  • "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).
  • “Untamed Tongues: Reading Intersections Between Fiction by African American and Chicana Women.” Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal 17.1 (2005): 35–57.
  • “Costa Rican Americans,” “Cuban Studies,” “Ohio,” “Inter–latino Relations,” “Guadalupanismo,” “Proposition 187,” “Panamanian Americans,” and “Spiritual Plan of Aztlan” in Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, Society in the United States. Stavans, Ilan, Editor. Amherst: Grolier Publishers, 2004. (four volume set)

Web Publications

 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 current research examines ritual performance in Afro-latina fiction, including rites of transcendence in Loída Maritza Pérez's Geographies of Home and the psycho-sexual implications of Afro-Dominican female political vision in Nelly Rosario's Song of the Water Saints.