Helane Adams Androne

Helane Adams AndroneProfessor of English
Faculty Affiliate in Global & Intercultural Studies


221 Johnston Hall
513-727-3267 
Helane.Androne@MiamiOH.edu

Education

PhD, English, University of Washington, 2002
MAT, English, University of Washington 1998
BA, Literature/Writing, University of California San Diego 1996

Teaching/Research Interests

  • African American writing
  • Latine/Latinx/Latinegra literatures
  • Speculative fictions
  • Ritual & Performance Studies
  • The Sacred in Literature & Society
  • SoTL/Pedagogy

Selected Publications

Books

  • “Foreword” in Toni Morrison’s Secret Drive: A Reader-Response Study of the Fiction and Its Rhetoric. Goldstein, David S. and Shawnrece Campbell. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. 2021.
  • Ritual Structures in Chicana Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 
  • Multiethnic American Literatures: Essays for Teaching Context and Culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 

Articles/Chapters

  • "Butler's ‘legacy’: Lauren Olamina as Emancipatory Archetype" in CLA Journal special issue on Afrofuturism. (forthcoming 2021).
  • Androne, Helane, and Leland G. Spencer. “The Sacredness of Black Life: Ritual Structure, Intersectionality, and the Image of God.” Journal of Communication & Religion, vol. 43, no. 3, Sept. 2020, pp. 18–28.
  • Spencer, Leland G., and Helane Androne. “Intersectionality in the Classroom: Black Lives Matter as a Consummate Example.” Journal of Pan African Studies, vol. 12, no. 9, Mar. 2019, pp. 77–94. 
  • "Birth, Death, and Transformation: Ritual as Inquiry in the Classroom." Pedagogy, vol. 14 no. 2, 2014, p. 317-341 (2013).
  • “The ‘Invisible Layers of Labor’: Ritualizing a Black-woman Experience of Service” Integrated But Unequal: Black Faculty in Predominately White Space. Mark Christian, Ed. New Jersey: Africa World Press (2012): 39-66.
  • “Revised Memories and Colliding Identities: Absence and Presence in Morrison’s ‘Recitatif’ and Viramontes’s ‘Tears on My Pillow.’” MELUS, vol. 32, no. 2, [Oxford University Press, Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)], 2007, pp. 133–50.
  • “Critical Reading Outcomes and Literary Study in a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Literature Course.” Jeff Sommers, Helane Adams Androne, Ellenmarie Wahlrab, and Angela Sneider. MountainRise 3.1 (2006).
  • “Untamed Tongues: Reading Intersections Between Fiction by African American and Chicana Women.” Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal 17.1 (2005): 35–57.

Awards

  • 2015 SOCHE (Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education) Faculty Excellence Award
  • 2015 Scholars and Artists Recognition Award, Miami University Regionals
  • 2012 East Book Company 2012 Outstanding Academic Title, Social and Behavioral Sciences for Integrated But Unequal: Black Faculty in Predominately White Space (Editor: Mark Christian)
  • 2007 Miami University Middletown Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee
  • 2007 Miami University Outstanding Professor Award from Oxford student government
  • Presidential Recognition of Service, Preparing Future Faculty Program, 2004
  • Presidential Recognition of Service, Faculty Learning Community on Assessment, 2003

Grants

  • $15,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Invitational Leadership Institute to Invest in Developing New Teacher-Leaders", 2016-17 (Co-PIs, Beth Rimer, Angela Faulhaber); Teacher Leadership Training through the OWP
  • $20,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Teacher Leadership", 2014-16 (Co-PI, Beth Rimer); Teacher Leadership Training through the OWP
  • $40,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Professional Development in the High-need Schools Delayed Partnership School", 2013-14 (Co-PI, Beth Rimer); Hamilton City Schools (two "control" group schools)
  • $20,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Professional development in a high-need school", 2012-13 (Co-PI, Beth Rimer); Mad River Local Schools
  • $40,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Evaluating the Impact of Professional Development to Meet Challenging Writing Standards" 2012-13 (Co-PI); Hamilton City Schools
  • $20,000 National Writing Project (US Dept of Education) Title II SEED Grant, "Supporting Effective Educator Development", 2012-13 (Co-PI, Beth Rimer); Teacher Leadership Training through the OWP
  • CELT Grant for Alumni Teaching Scholars Project Grant
  • CELT mini-grant for Assessment Project Grant
  • Communicating Across the Curriculum Grant
  • Faculty Development Program Learning Enrichment Fund Grant
  • New Faculty Research Grant

Work in Progress

Dr. Androne continues her work on the emergence, revision, and validation of the sacred--and the activist technologies these inspire for enhancing community and belonging in forthcoming essays and a book project focused on womanist science fiction and fantasy.