Cedrick May, Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. from Penn State University. He specializes in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century African American literature, poetry, and evangelical writing. His teaching interests also include the literature of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, neo-slave narratives, and religious philosophy.
Cedrick May's most recent publication is on the theological contributions of John Marrant to eighteenth-century Black Christianity, and has completed a manuscript on the literary history of Black evangelism as resistance to political oppression. He has also spent time at the Library of the New-York Historical Society as a Fellow of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
"John Marrant and the Narrative Construction of a Methodist Evangelical." The African American Review (Winter 2004)
Evangelism and Resistance in the Black Transatlantic, 1760-1835 (Under contract at the University of Georgia Press)
Last updated February 22, 2006