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Areas of Interest: African American and African Diaspora Literature, Anglophone African Literature, 19th Century American Literature, Geography, Sound Studies, and Speculative Fiction

Contact Information
Office: PAHB 414
Office Number: 410-455-2749

Ph.D. in English, Duke University
M.A. in English, Duke University


Maleda Belilgne, Assistant Professor of English, is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies. Prior to joining the UMBC faculty in fall 2014, she was a postdoctoral associate in African American and African Diaspora literature at Rutgers University and an instructor with the Duke University, Duke in New York Arts and Media Program.

She is currently at work on a book project that examines space, sound, and the speculative in African American and African diaspora literature. Dr. Belilgne is the recipient of a 2018 Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty and will be on research leave during the 2018-19 academic year.