UB CDI Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Patricia A. Matthew

Patricia A. Matthew, Ph.D.

Patricia A. Matthew, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English, Montclair State University

  • PhD, English Literature, University of Massachusetts—Amherst
  • MA, English Literature, Northwestern State University
  • BA, English and American Literature, Centenary College of Louisiana

Notable Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar 
  • Mellon Foundation Seminar in Interpretation 
  • Diversity Fellow, University of Massachusetts-Amherst  

Patricia A. Matthew, associate professor of English at Montclair State University, 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. 

Areas of Interest/Special Expertise

19th Century British Literature and Culture; British race and representation (art and portraiture); public scholarship; the public essay; community projects; sharing research beyond traditional academic platforms.