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Shonda Buchanan


The Humanities program is happy to introduce a new faculty member. Shonda Buchanan is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Hampton University. She received her BA and MA in English from Loyola Marymount University,  and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Memoirist, poet and essayist, Shonda’s work has been featured in several anthologies including, Art Meets Literature: An Undying Love Affair, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Step into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature, Geography of Rage: Remember the Los Angeles Riots of 1992, Catch the Fire!!! A Cross-Generational Anthology of Contemporary African-American Poetry, Rivendale, LongStoryShort, and Voices from Leimert Park, a poetry anthology that she edited.  Shonda is an Eloise Klein-Healy Scholarship recipient, a Sundance Institute fellow, and a PEN Center Emerging Voice fellow. She has free-lanced for the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, AWP’s The Writer’s Chronicle, and Indian Country Today. Shonda was a commentator for Marketplace Radio and has been featured on National Public Radio’s Tell Me More. For more information, visit Buchanan will be teaching HUM 233CW Non-Fiction: Memoir this Summer.