Research Interests: 20th Century Latin American Literature & Culture; African Diaspora & Hispanic Literatures & Cultures
Goals: Investigation of world cultural connections. Publication of books, journal articles. Development of learning materials for Spanish language students.
Accomplishments: Extensive travel & collaboration with scholars in Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States & Canada
Selected Honors and Awards:
Recipient National Endowment for Humanities Award, Howard University (2008)
Invited Academic Scholar, Capital Normal University, Beijing China (2005)
Jackson, Shirley. (2008) "Luz Argentina Chiriboga and the Creative Process: Cuéntanos, Abuela (Novela para niños)." Book Article. (In Progress).
Jackson, Shirley. (2003). Our Weapon is Strong Language: A Conversation with Eulalia
Bernard. Daughters of the Diaspora: Afra-Hispanic Writers. Editor: Miriam DeCosta-Willis. Ian Randle Publishers.
Jackson, Shirley (1999). When Nancy Dreams by Shirley Jackson. Singular Like A Bird: The Art of Nancy Morejon. Editor: Miriam DeCosta-Willis. Howard University Press.
Jackson, Shirley (1986). La Novela Negrista en Hispanoamerica. Editorial Pliegos, Madrid, Spain. (1986).
Jackson, Shirley. (2003). The Internet and the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
CD-ROM. Published by the University of the District of Columbia. (March).
Jackson, Shirley. ( 2000). Webmaster: Site Designer/Programmer. Graduate Course Project. A Publication of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Languages and Cultures in Africa and the African Diaspora, Inc. Webmaster8.Grad.USDA.Gov. (Summer).
Jackson, Shirley, (Current -1988) Founder, Editorial Board Member. Afro-Hispanic Review, Vanderbilt University/ University of Missouri (Columbia)
Jackson, Shirley. (2004). Así Canta el Poeta. Universidad Nacional Mayor de
San Marcos, Peru, Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana (JALLA), Vol II.
Jackson, Shirley. (2003). The Journal of African Roots: Occasional Papers and Culture. Editorial Board Member. Published by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Languages and Cultures in Africa and the African Diaspora, Inc. (CISLCAAD). Vol. I. Washington, DC.
Career in Brief: PhD, Hispanic Literatures, George Washington University, l982
Professor of Spanish & Latin American Literature, University of the District of Columbia
including predecessor institution – District of Columbia Teachers College 1968).