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Brandon M. Erby

Brandon M. Erby

English Graduate Assistant

201 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2019: Not Teaching


  1. M.A. English (Rhetoric and Composition), Penn State University
  2. M.A. English (American Literature), Seton Hall University
  3. B.A. English, Tougaloo College

Professional Bio

Brandon M. Erby is a dual-title Ph.D. candidate in English (rhetoric and composition) and African American and Diaspora Studies. He is interested in African American rhetoric, new literacy studies, rhetorical education, and the rhetoric and historiography of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. While at Penn State, Brandon has worked as a writing tutor and faculty research assistant, and has taught ENGL 15 (Rhetoric and Composition), AFAM 100 (Themes in African American Thought and Experience), ENGL/AFAM 469 (Slavery and the Literary Imagination), and creative writing inside a state correctional facility. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Brandon was an assistant for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) and served as editor of Penn Statements 2017. He is currently an Africana Research Center (ARC) Dissertation Fellow.