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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

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Courtney Murray

Spring 2023 Office Hours

Spring 2023: 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 19th c. African American Diasporic archives and literature and how those texts engage with Black feminisms, space/time, fugitivity, and liberation. At the CBDR, she further expands her research with Black Digital Humanities methods. In addition, she has served on the Colored Convention Project’s Douglass Day Zooniverse crowdsourcing development team, Douglass Day Communication and Outreach committee, and Digital Archives Committee.

Areas of Specialization

African American Literature and Language

18th-19th c. narratives & fiction

Neo-slave narratives

Archival practices and theory

Theory and Cultural Studies

Black existentialism


Black feminist praxes of refusal and fugitivity