Deborah E. McDowell
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Deborah E. McDowell (born 1951) is an American author and professor, the Alice Griffin professor of literary studies, and the director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, at the University of Virginia.
Mcdowell was born and raised in Bessemer, Alabama. She wrote about her childhood in her debut memoir Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin.
Academic and writing career
McDowell received a B.A. from Tuskegee University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Purdue University. She has been on the faculty of the University of Virginia since 1987. She founded the African-American Women Writers Series at Beacon Press, and was its editor from 1985 to 1993.
- The Changing Same: Studies in Fiction by African-American Women (1994)
- Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin, Simon and Schuster/Scribners (1997) ISBN 0-684-81449-8
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1999)
- Leaving Pipe Shop page at the University of Virginia website
- Works by or about McDowell, Deborah E. 1951- in libraries (WorldCat catalog)</ref>
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