Carolivia Herron is an author of children's and adult fiction, a developer of multimedia educational
programs, a scholar in the field of classical epic and African American literature, and an Assistant
Professor of English at California State University, Chico. Her publications include the novel
Thereafter Johnnie (Random House 1991), the award winning children's book Nappy Hair (Knopf
1997) and an edition of the writings of Angelina Weld Grimkˇ (Oxford University Press 1991).
Professor Herron is currently completing a critical text, African American Epic Tradition, for Stanford
University Press, and is developing a major electronic educational program for children (Anansi
Drumming) and for adult learners (Our Song of Songs).
Massachusetts was the home of Professor Herron during most of her professional career and she has
held professorial and/or visiting scholar positions at Harvard University (Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
School of Religion, School of Education), Mount Holyoke College, MIT, Brandeis University and
Hebrew College of Brookline, Massachusetts.
Carolivia Herron is on leave from the faculty of California State University, Chico in Fall where she teaches courses in
African American Literature, American Literature, Women's Literature, Judaic Studies, and Creative Writing.
She has a PhD. from University of Pennsylvania, in Comparative Literature.