Mark A. Sanders

Profile Sanders

Professor of English and Africana Studies

Specialties: African-American literature of the 20th century and Afro-Latino literature and culture 

Degrees: BA, Oberlin College; PhD, Brown University

Mark A. Sanders is Professor of English and Africana Studies. He specializes in early twentieth-century American and African American literature and culture, more specifically, the connections between "mainstream" American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. His research interests also include American and African American poetics, race theory, the African American novel, African American autobiography, and Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latino literature and culture. Professor Sanders teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century African American literature and culture, exploring issues of racial and cultural identity, citizenship, and freedom. In addition, he teaches courses on Afro-Latino literature and culture with emphases on Cuba,Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay.


Contact Information
222 Decio Hall
Office (574) 631-1152
Fax (574) 631-4795

Postal Address
Department of English
233 Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5639