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Pat Hopkins

Patricia Hopkins

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 233
(757) 594-7452


  • Ph D in English Literature, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA in Engish Literature, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA in Engllish Literature and Am. Hist, Queens College, City University of New York


Dr Hopkins teaches African-American Literature, Black Literature & Film, Black Poetics and Poetry; African-American Science Fiction; American Literature, as well as Composition; however, African-American Literature is her area of specialization.


Dr Hopkins' research interests include African-American Literature and Gender Studies; looking at the violence inflicted upon the Black female body in cases of sexual exploitation, rape & lynching; and the complex images of black motherhood, which she has written about and presented upon extensively


Assistant professor of English and Director of African-American Studies at Christopher Newport University, where she researches: violence inflicted upon the black female body and images of black motherhood in literature.

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