Mildred Hill-Lubin

Associate Professor Emerita

Mildred Hill-Lubin was a member of the UF faculty from 1974 to 2004, jointly appointed in the Department of English and in the Center for African Studies. She received her BA in English from Paine College (1961); her MA in English from Western Reserve University (1962); and her PhD in English and African Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1974).

In addition to serving as Director of the English program for special admit students and Assistant Dean in the Graduate School, Professor Hill-Lubin initiated and taught courses in African and African American literature. Her research involves a comparative study of parallels, commonalities, continuities, and linkages between African American Literature of the United States and Anglophone African Literature from the Continent.

One of the editors of Towards Defining the African Aesthetic (Three Continents Press, 1982), she has published articles on folklore in African and African American Literature; the grandmother in these literatures; and on Ama Ata Aidoo, a female writer from Ghana.

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