American Studies
American Studies

Holly Genovese


Doctoral Student
Holly Genovese

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Incarceration, social movement history, African American history, black power, southern studies, prison literature, and creative nonfiction.

Biography


Holly Genovese is a Ph.D student in American Studies at UT Austin. She is also working towards graduate portfolios in both African and African Diaspora Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Her work focuses on African American aesthetic resistance to incarceration in the American South. She is also interested in radical social movement history, incarceration, prison literature, and poetics. She received an MA in history at the University of South Carolina with the thesis "They Held Their Fists Up: The Myth of the Violent Black Panther and the Making of the Angola 3" and a BA in History and Political Science at Temple University in 2013. Her article, Not a Myth: Quakers and Racial Justice" was published in the March 2015 issue of Quaker Studies. Holly has curated exhibits and written tour scripts for Eastern State Penitentiary, McKissick Museum, and the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Her essays and criticism has been published in Teen Vogue, The Washington Post, The LA Review of Books, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, Public Seminar, and The Chronicle of Higher Ed.

 

 

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