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D’Angelo Bridges

D’Angelo Bridges

English Graduate Assistant
202 Burrowes Building, Cubicle C
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

D'Angelo Bridges

Spring 2023 Office Hours

Fall 2022 W 1-3PM and Th 11-12PM


Ph.D. English and African American and Diaspora Studies (in progress), The Pennsylvania State University
M.A. English Literature, California State University, San Bernardino
M.A. English Composition, California State University, San Bernardino
B.A. English, California State University, San Bernardino

Professional Bio

D'Angelo Bridges is currently completing a dual-title Ph.D. in English and African American & Diaspora Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. He specializes in rhetoric-composition, African-American literature, and religion. His scholarship elucidates how African Americans use rhetorical strategies to survive the constant barrage of anti-black violence they encounter in their daily lives; specifically, I investigate the formation of African-American rhetorical identities through religious discourse and literary culture. His dissertation, “Written in Black: Rhetoric, Religion, and Visions of Collective Freedom,” traces the development of collective visions of freedom in the works of five African-American writers. These writers—James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Haki Madhubuti—convey the multidimensional, deictic nature of Black freedom in the United States.