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Marguerite (Margy) Adams 2023-24 IDEAS Teaching Fellow

Marguerite (Margy) Adams is a Black feminist literary scholar and PhD candidate in the department of English at Emory University. She combines Black performance theory, sound studies, and humor studies to investigate literary and cultural constructions of race, queerness, gender, and language in Black American and Afro-Caribbean literature, giving specific attention to how knowledge is produced through the sound of and around laughter. As a digital and public humanist, Margy’s scholarship also considers the ways digital technologies cohere with Black compositional practices and what their practical interfaces reveal. 


Margy is also a part of various graduate student organizations and campus institutions, including the Black Feminist Working Group (which she co-inaugurated and co-runs), the Caribbean Studies Working Group, the Black Studies Collective, the Graduate Community of Digital Scholars run by the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), and she works as a digital scholarship assistant at the ECDS. 


Research Interest

Black Diasporic Literature, Performance Theory, Sound Studies, Humor Studies, Queer of Color Critique, Black Feminisms, Caribbean Philosophy, Digital Humanities, Public Humanities