Director of African and African American Studies
Phone: (901) 678-5455
Office: Patterson 419
BA, 1993, Spelman College
MA, 1995, Louisiana State University
PhD, 2002, Louisiana State University
Ladrica Menson-Furr researches contemporary African American dramatic literature and
fiction. She is particularly interested in the works of August Wilson, Pearl Cleage,
Zora Neale Hurston, and Colson Whitehead. She is currently working on two projects
focusing on August Wilson.
- "The Blues, Psychosis, and the Black Arts Movement in Bourbon at the Border." Pearl Cleage and Free Womanhood: Essays on Her Prose Works. Eds. Tikenya Foster-Singletary and Aisha Francis. North Carolina: McFarland & Co.,
- August Wilson's Fences. UK: Continuum, 2008.
- "African American Cycle Dramatists, Dramas, and the Voice of Inclusion." Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance. Eds. William Demastes and Ira S. Fischer. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2007.