Sean Gerrity received his BA in English from Lafayette College and his MA, MPhil, and PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center. He also holds a Certificate in American Studies. He is at work on a book based on his research on literary representations of maroons--enslaved people who fled and took refuge in remote places like swamps, woods, and mountains, often forming small communities. Sean has been a member of the English department since 2017.

Teaching and Research Interests:
Early and 19th century American literature; African American literature; slavery and freedom; critical race studies; pop culture; anti-racist pedagogy.

“Maroons and Marronage in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature.” A History of the Literature of the U.S. South, ed. Harilaos Stecopoulos. Cambridge UP: forthcoming 2021.
Building Community in Community College Classrooms.” Inside Higher Education. 7 January 2020. 
Advice for the Community College Scholar.” Inside Higher Education. 21 February 2019.
DiSanto, Jacqueline M., Sandy Figueroa, Carlos Guevara, Antonios Varelas, Diana Macri, Andrea Fabrizio, Sherese Mitchell & Sean Gerrity. “The Practice of Peer Observation.” HETS (Hispanic Educational Technology Services) Online Journal. Volume IX (Spring 2019).
"Freedom on the Move: Marronage in Martin Delany's Blake; or, The Huts of America." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 43.3 (Fall 2018): 1-18.