Anna Mae Duane

Associate Professor, English

Anna Mae Duane is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. She teaches courses on American Studies, African American literature, and disability studies.

She is the author or editor of seven books. Her most recent works include Educated for Freedom, The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys who Grew up to Change a Nation (NYU 2020) and Furious Feminisms: Alternate Routes on Mad Max Fury Road (co-authored with Alexis Boylan, Barb Gurr and Mike Gill, UMinnesota 2020).  Her other books include Suffering Childhood in Early America: Violence, Race, and the Making of the Child Victim (University of Georgia Press, 2010). She is the editor of Child Slavery Before and After Emancipation: An Argument for Child-Centered Slavery Studies (Cambridge 2017) and The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities , and she has co-edited Hope is the First Great Blessing: Leaves from the New York African Free School (New-York Historical Society, 2008), and Who Writes for Black Children?: African American Children’s Literature before 1900 (University of Minnesota Press,  2017). Her other publications include contributions to the Cambridge History of the American Novel (2011),  the Norton edition of Charlotte Temple (2010) and American Literature (Sept 2010). She has received an NEH fellowship, and NEH Enduring Questions grant a UCHI fellowship and a Fulbright fellowship. She has been published in, and A complete list of publications and public appearances can be found at


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