Ernest L. Gibson III | Assistant Professor
Office: 302 Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3445 | Email:


Ernest L. Gibson III joined the Rhodes College Department of English in 2012 after earning his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and completing his tenure as the Thurgood Marshall Fellow of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College. His teaching and research interests include African American literature, Male Studies, Black Popular Culture and Literary/Cultural Theory. Vita (pdf)


Ph.D., African American Studies, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2012
M.A., African American Studies, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2010
M.A., American Studies, (Philosophy/English), Purdue University, 2007
B.A., summa cum laude, Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, Fisk University, 2005


English 364 - African American Literature
English 265 - Special Topics: African American Literature
FYWS 151 - First Year Writing Seminar

Selected Publications

"For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Wire’s Stringer Bell as a Tragic Intellectual." Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present), 10.1 (2011).