Tembi Charles

Tembi Charles

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Tembi Charles


Masters of Arts (English Studies), Stellenbosch University, South Africa. 2016.
BA Honors (English Studies), Stellenbosch University, South Africa. 2013.
BA General, (English Literature and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies),University of the Western Cape, South Africa, 2012.

Professional Bio

Tembi Charles joined the Pennsylvania State University as a PhD student in Comparative Literature and African Studies in 2017. She is the current Chair of the Graduate Caucus of the African Literature Association (GSCALA).

Areas of Specialization:

African Literatures

Postcolonial Literatures, Theory and Criticism

Poetry and Poetics


Classes Taught

AFR 110 Introduction to Contemporary Africa

CMLIT 10 Introduction to World Literature

CMLIT 108 Myth and Mythology

ENGL 15 Rhetoric and Composition