Published September 17, 2020

Patricia Matthew

Patricia A. Matthew, Ph.D.

Patricia A. Matthew, Ph.D.

The Center for Diversity Innovation is hosting ten scholars this year as part of their Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program. Patricia A. Matthew, associate professor of English at Montclair State University, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar for 2020-21, will be giving two talks in the English department. 

September 30 at 11:30am:

"The Georgian House, Fons Americanus, and the Afterlives of Abolition." This talk is taken from her current book project.

Meeting ID: 936 8695 4387
Passcode: 093020


October 12 at 11:30am:

“’The cold winds of self-scrutiny’: Race/Racism in the University Classroom, Part I.” This talk will serve as an introduction to race and pedagogy.

Meeting ID: 975 6799 6617
Passcode: 101220


Patricia A. Matthew is a specialist in nineteenth-century British literature and culture and an expert on faculty diversity and inclusion. She is the editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (University of North Carolina Press). Her work has also been published in journals including European Romantic ReviewWomen’s WritingTexas Studies in Literature and Language, and PMLA and in the art and culture magazines The Atlantic and Lapham’s Quarterly. Her diversity and inclusion work has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education,  The Los Angeles Review of Books,  and New York Public Radio’s The Brian Lehrer Show.  She regularly leads workshops, delivers keynotes, and shares her research in public lectures. She is currently writing a book on sugar, protest, and British abolitionist culture and writing a series of essays on race and contemporary adaptations of Jane Austen’s world. 


Information about the full cohort of Distinguished Visiting Scholars can be found here: