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Dr. Courtney Ferriter

Title: Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 706-310-6325

Office: Student Resource Center, 589, Oconee
Areas of Expertise: 20th & 21st century Jewish and African American literature; American pragmatism; technical & professional communication


Courtney Ferriter is interested in how Jewish and African American writers in the 20th and 21st centuries have adapted, challenged, and engaged American pragmatist philosophy in their work.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1101 - First-Year Composition
  • ENGL 1102 - First-Year Composition
  • ENGL 2132 - American Literature II
  • ENGL 2135 - African American Literature


  • Ph.D., English, Auburn University, 2017
  • M.A., English, Auburn University, 2012
  • B.A., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Ferriter is faculty advisor for the UNG Oconee chapter of the student organization Spectrum (formerly LEO).


“Are We ‘Citizens’? Tony Kushner’s Deweyan Democratic Vision in Angels in America.” Journal of American Drama and Theatre 31, no. 1 (Fall 2018).

“Sidney Hook’s Pragmatic Anti-Communism: Commitment to Democracy as Method.” Education & Culture 33, no. 1 (2017): 89-105.

“The Uses of Race and Religion: James Baldwin’s Pragmatist Politics in The Fire Next Time.James Baldwin Review 2 (2016): 126-139.

Work Experience

Prior to joining the faculty at UNG, Dr. Ferriter worked as a lecturer at Georgia Southern University, where she taught technical writing.

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