Associate Professor of English
PhD., University of Missouri, 2011
Office: Griffin 266
Teaching and Research Areas
Folklore and literature, twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, Southern literature, African American literature, fan studies
Shelley Ingram's research focuses primarily on the relationship between folklore and literature, including its connections to ethnography and race, folk narrative, food, and audience. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on both folklore and literature, exploring such topics as the American gothic, popular culture and fandom, food and food culture, and metafiction and ethnographic theory. She has written on the literature of Shirley Jackson, Ishmael Reed, Harry Crews, and John Dufresne, among others, with essays appearing in edited collections and in journals such as African American Review and Food & Foodways. She is currently at work on an essay about the crime novelist Tana French and on a co-authored book about absence in the study of folklore, literature, and culture.