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Aaron N. Oforlea


Aaron N. Oforlea is Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences at Washington State University, where he teaches African American literature, folklore, Narrative Theory, and Narrative Medicine. After completing his PhD in English language and literature/letters at the Ohio State University, he was a postdoctoral fellow in English at Santa Clara University in California. He won the Creative Scholarship Award from the College Language Association, an international honor recognizing excellence in literary criticism, for his first book, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison and the Rhetorics of Black Male Subjectivity (Ohio State University Press, 2017).


PhD English, Ohio State University