Carolyn Ownbey, PhD

Assistant Professor

Chair of English, Communications, & Literature

Carolyn Ownbey

Dr. Carolyn Ownbey is Assistant Professor and Chair of English, Communications, and Literature at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Her scholarly work focuses on anticolonial literature and performance, new media and protest, and theories of democracy and citizenship. She has essays published in Law & Literature, Textual Practice, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, among others. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial and global Anglophone literature, contemporary performance and new media storytelling, literary nonfiction and journalism, political theory and theories of state, human rights and citizenship, and social media and protest.