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Courtney Murray

Courtney Murray

English Graduate Student
Center for Black Digital Research Scholar
Preferred Pronouns: she/her
3 Burrowes Building, Cubicle G

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Courtney Murray

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Fall 2021: not teaching


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, English and African American Studies, In Progress
M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, English, 2021
B.A., Emory University, English, concentration in African American Literature (High Honors/magna cum laude) 2018

Professional Bio

Courtney Murray is a Dual-Title PhD student in the Departments of English and African American Studies and a Scholar with the Center for Black Digital Research (CBDR) at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on interrogating the manifestations of Black archival practices and theory in late 18th-early 19th c. African Diasporic archives and literature. As a center scholar, she has bridged her love for archives and Black communities through her roles on the CBDR Douglass Day and Cooper-Du Bois Mentoring Program committees. Her roles at CBDR have ranged from serving as a member of the Zooniverse crowdsourcing development team, a managing editor of the Douglass Day newsletter, and more recently, a researcher on the Colored Conventions Project Digital Archives Committee. For the Cooper-Du Bois Mentoring Program, she helped organize programming to support and recruit prospective underrepresented students interested in doctoral study in African American Literature, Language, and Culture.