My name is Sharony Green. I am an Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama.
In Spring 2021, I was an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at Chicago’s Newberry Library. During this time, I completed research for a book tracing Zora Neale Hurston’s 1947-48 visit to Honduras, which Johns Hopkins University Press will publish in Fall 2023.
I was born and raised in South Florida where I descend from people from the U.S. South and Caribbean.
One running thread throughout all of my work, which is informed by interdisciplinary approaches, is my deep interest how human beings encounter one another in complicated ways. I addressed this issue in part via an interview on ESPN’s SportsCenter and Radio Lab.
Here is my CV.
Some of my public history work can be found here.
I decompress via an array of creative interests including crafting and visual art. “Ettie and Sis Lou,” the piece below, will be in an upcoming show December 2, 2022 through January 20, 2023 at Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.
Three poems with linkages to Hurston and my upbringing on the Florida peninsula will appear in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol X: Alabama, to be published by Texas Review Press in Fall 2023.
I also work in film.
Below is a poster for a class I will teach in Spring 2023.