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 The Chase and Ruins: Zora Neale Hurston in Honduras. On October 3, 2023, Johns Hopkins University Press will release the book. This book, my fourth published manuscript, was the number new release on Amazon in the Black and African American Literary Criticism and Historical Latin America Biographies categories during the week pre-orders began on February 20, 2023.
From 1-3pm April 14, 2023, the outcomes of students contributions to a Slow Art Day pop-up installation in UA’s historic Gorgas House Museum, the oldest dwelling on campus, will be revealed.
My public history work, which, can be found here, is the subject of Teaching Public History in Alabama: About (Public) Face. Routledge is the publisher of this forthcoming project.
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.
Here is my latest blog.
I was born and raised in South Florida where I descend from people from the U.S. South and Caribbean.
I have many creative interests including film. 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.
Below is a poster for a class I am teaching in the Spring 2023 semester.