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Amara Hand

Amara E. Hand, M.A.
Instructor of English
Office: Online
(757) 823-8891
aehand@nsu.edu

Expertise: Amara Hand is an adjunct instructor of English at, and an alumna of Norfolk State University. She earned her BA in 2011, followed by a master’s in 2015 from Monmouth University. Her focus lies in rhetoric and writing. Professor Hand began teaching at NSU in 2016. Professor Hand is a native of Hampton Roads, but now resides in North Carolina — where she serves as a full-time writing consultant and instructor at another historically black college. Dedicated to the social significance of HBCUs (especially her alma mater), she continues to teach first-year courses for NSU, all online. She is also an essayist and freelance writer and editor.

Interests:  Rhetorical theory (Burke); AAVE/Black English; rhetoric, rap music, and millennialism; sociolinguistics; composition pedagogy; nonfiction writing; personal narratives; storytelling.

Courses Taught: Composition, Vocabulary Building