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Dr. Julie E. Hudson

Dr. Julie E. Hudson, Professor of English

  • Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1999
  • M.A. English, University of Texas at Austin, 1993
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1979

DrJulie E. Hudson attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin.  Her interests include 20th and 21st centuries African American Literature specializing in African American Women’s Literature and 20th century Latin American Literature.  Her dissertation, Family and National Narratives in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Song of Solomon and Gabriel García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch and One Hundred Years of Solitude focusses on some similar motifs shared by the Authors proving the reciprocal  influences African Diasporic and Latin American cultures.  Dr. Hudson’s Masters Report, A Home  of Their Own, centered on the meaning of home as a physical and emotional space–cites of reflection, protection and resistance.  Dr. Hudson is also currently at work on her first book, Leading the Charge: African American Women Writers of the late 18th century though the early 20th century.  It is a comprehensive look at African and African American Women Writers including Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, Maria W. Stewart, Charlotte L. Forten Grimké, Harriet E. Wilson, Harriet A. Jacobs,  Frances E. W. Harper, Anna Julia Cooper, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Pauline E. Hopkins.  Using several of these Public Speakers’ and Authors’ primary sources, Dr. Hudson critiques if and whether the United States of America is a Christian Democratic Nation.

Dr. Hudson began teaching at Huston-Tillotson University in fall 2000.  Her courses have included Introduction to African and African American Literature: HonorsAfrican American Literature, American Literature, Topics in U. S. Literature and Modern Critical Theory. Recent English Classes taught include American Literature Literary Perspectives on the American,  Landscape, Topics in U. S. Literature The Rise of American Authoritarianism as Political Construct and Social Construct, Intro to African and African American Literature Black Poets and Black Poetry from the 18th century through the 21st century.

She is a member of the Modern Language Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Sigma Tau Delta English International English Honor Society Eta Tau Chapter and Alpha Kappa Mu Kappa Xi Chapter.

Every spring semester, Dr. Hudson joins Dr. Jennifer Miles in sponsoring the annual HT Campus Book Club.  Recent titles include Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Nikole Hannah-Jones’ The 1619 Project and Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys.  The HT Campus Book Club is co-sponsored by Mr. Hopton Hay of Diverse Voices Book Review.

For the last several years, Dr. Hudson and other Faculty and Staff Members have worked diligently on establishing the Mary E. Branch African American Women’s Symposium at Huston-Tillotson University.  Dr. Branch was the first African American Woman to lead Huston College, which eventually became Huston-Tillotson College under her leadership.  The Mission of the Symposium is to have an African American Women’s Symposium at Huston-Tillotson University that educates, inspires, and motivates African American Women Scholars to achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams.  The Vision of the Symposium is to be the leading African American Women’s Symposium among all institutions of higher learning in the United States.

Mary E. Branch African American Women’s Symposium

Huston-Tillotson University’s Sigma Tau Delta Eta Tau Chapter

Huston-Tillotson University’s Annual Campus Book Club

Dr. Hudson’s HTU Campus Activities


Role: Professor of English
Phone: 512.505.6434
Office: J-M 203