University of Southern Indiana

Andy Hines

Andy Hines

Assistant Professor of English
English Department

Robert D. Orr Center - 3033

Andy Hines is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern Indiana. He works on twentieth and twenty-first century African-American and American literature and culture, the disciplinary history of literary studies, and critical university studies. His current book project, Understanding Criticism: Race, Literature, and the Academy, examines the mid-twentieth century literary critical practice of black writers and how these practices challenged the contemporaneous institutionalizations of literary studies in the university. He has also begun work on a second book related to how black writers figure the impact of university-based redevelopment projects on black life in U.S. American cities. His writing in these areas can be found in Criticism, Public Books, English Language Notes, and Blind Field.

He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research including Vanderbilt University's highest honor, the Founder's Medal. He received his PhD from the Department of English at Vanderbilt University and earned a B.A. with distinction at the University of Pennsylvania.

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