Molly Slavin

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program

Overview

Molly Slavin is a Marion L. Brittain Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she teaches first-year composition classes. Her research interests include postcolonial and global Anglophone literatures, specifically the legacies of colonialism, social constructions of crime, and the built environment of global cities. Her scholarship has been published in Journal of Commonwealth Literature, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings, and Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, and she is currently revising her book manuscript, Criminal Cities: The Postcolonial Novel and Cathartic Crime. She has recently taught courses such as “Crime and Punishment,” “Migration and Refugee Literature,” and “The Global Novel in English.” Her courses focus on close reading, argument development, research, and inventive writing and communication.. Molly also serves as the co-chair of the Innovative Curriculum and Podcasting Committee, and acts as a volunteer teacher and tutor for incarcerated individuals with Common Good Atlanta.

Education:
  • PhD, Emory University
  • MA, National University of Ireland-Galway
  • BA, University of Notre Dame
Areas of
Expertise:
  • British Literature
  • Cities
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Crime
  • Global Anglophone Literature
  • Irish Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature

Courses

  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II

Recent Publications

Internet Publications

  • 7 Brittain Fellows Reflect on Antiracist Pedagogy
    In: TECHStyle
    Date: December 2020

    In response to the protests for racial justice during the summer of 2020, we here at TECHStyle discussed steps we could take to promote antiracism and antiracist pedagogy in higher education. As we noted in our call for submissions from August,Black people have experienced systemic racism for as long as America has been an idea. Higher education has—despite efforts by some scholars—perpetuated the discrimination and dehumanization of Black people.” These six reflections on antiracist pedagogy, then, serve as examples of the work Brittain Fellows are undertaking to make higher education a more equitable and inclusive space. We share their insights here, hoping that they can inspire others.

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