- PhD, English, The University of Alabama, 2015
Dr. Shahara’Tova V. Dente is an Instructor of English. She received her PhD from The University of Alabama on December 12, 2015. She obtained her master’s degree from the University of Mississippi in 2009, and she received her bachelor’s degree from Tougaloo College in 2006.
Dr. Dente’s work focuses on 20th and 21st Century African-American Literature with an emphasis on hip hop literature, hip hop feminism, and popular culture. Dr. Dente was a 2013 Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Fellow. Her dissertation is titled “Creeping into the Conversation: Tracing Hip Hop Literature from Margin to Center.”