Dr. Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo | Educator - Scholar - Learner - Leader
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Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, Ph.D, an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Vanderbilt University.

She is a natural leader, administrator, and innovator who leverages her work and position to amplify the stories of the voiceless and the marginalized. The former Vanderbilt Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, she strives to bridge the gap between multiple generations to connect community, culture, and understanding.

Dr. Nwankwo’s in-depth research focuses on U.S. African American, Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American literature, music, and popular culture.

Centering on the impact of the peoples of the U.S., Central America, and the Caribbean on each other’s identities and ideologies, particularly as they surface in autobiographies, poems, periodicals (digital and print), and popular music.

She is the founding director of Voices from Our America and The Wisdom of the Elders.

Both programs bridge the gap between academic research and community engagement.