​Mrs. Sherietta Farron Murrell Lane

Mrs. Sherietta Lane has a strong background in English Composition and also teaches a variety of Gender Studies courses.

Biography

Mrs. Sherietta Lane is an Instructor of English at Claflin University. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Johnson C. Smith University, an M.A. in English from the University of Georgia, and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina. She is currently a doctoral student in the Department of English at the University of South Carolina.

Her areas of specialization are Digital Humanities, 20th Century African American Literature, Multiculturalism, and Black Feminism. Moreover, her current research focuses on representations of Hip-Hop Feminism in urban novels. She has a strong background in English Composition, and she also teaches a variety of Gender Studies courses. Mrs. Lane is a member of several professional organizations, including The Toni Morrison Society, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Modern Language Association (MLA), College Language Association (CLA), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Education

  • Doctoral Student of English at the University of South Carolina, (Currently Pursuing)
  • Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina, 2010
  • M.A. in English from the University of Georgia, 2006
  • B.A. in English from Johnson C. Smith University, 2003

Research Interests

  • Online Teaching
  • Digital Humanities
  • 20th Century American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • American Women Writers
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Black Feminism
  • Hip-Hop Feminism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Urban Novels

Experience

  • Faculty Member, The Council of Independent Colleges Grant, “Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction”, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, Spring 2016
  • Participant, Mellon Foundation Grant, “Internationalizing the Humanities”, African Diaspora Mellon Group, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, Spring 2016
  • Participant, Mellon Foundation Grant, “Internationalizing the Humanities”, Australia/ Pacific Mellon Group, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, Fall 2015
  • Faculty Member, Student Code of Conduct/Judicial Board Committee, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, August 2015-August 2016
  • Participant, Apple IPad Professional Development, “Claflin University Transforming Higher Education”, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, Summer 2015
  • Participant, Faculty Orientation to Moodle, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, Spring 2014
  • Participant, Faculty Orientation to Learning House, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, Fall 2013
  • Participant, Faculty Summer Resource Network, “The African American Imagination”, New York University, New York, New York, Summer 2011
  • Participant, Faculty Winter Resource Network, “World Literature”, New York University, New York, New York, Winter 2011
  • Panel Moderator, “How to Survive and Thrive As A Woman of Color in Graduate School”, The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 2010
  • Participant, Faculty Summer Resource Network, “Popular Music in the 21st Century”, New York University, New York, New York, Summer 2010
  • Chair, Writing Center Committee, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina 2008-2009
  • Board Member, Program Committee, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina 2008-Present
  • Advisor, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina 2008-2010
  • Manager of Registration, College Language Association Convention, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, April 6-9, 2005

Activities and Honors

  • First Year Experience Instructor of the Year Nominee, 2014-2015
  • First Year Experience Instructor of the Year for the Department of English and Foreign Languages, 2013-2014
  • University of South Carolina Summer 2012 Tuition Award for a Foreign Language Course-Italian 615-Intensive Reading of Italian, 2012
  • University of South Carolina Graduate School Travel Grant, 2010
  • Institute of African American Studies Most Improved Writer Award, 2006
  • The National Scholars Honor Society, 2006
  • Student Government Association Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Research Assistant, 2003-2006
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholar, 2001-2002
  • UNCF Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Program Nominee, 2001
  • Population Fellows Program HBCU Initiative, 2001

Recent Publications

  • “Pain, Pleasure and Self-Indulgence in Toni Morrison’s Sula.” 20th Century U.S. Women Writers Seminar, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, April 2012.
  • “The Engagement of Black Mothering Practices and the Embodiment of Religious Characteristics in Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Department of English and Foreign Languages Colloquium, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, March 2012.
  • “Resurrecting the Lost Voice and Narrative of Lucy in the Bildungsroman of John Pearson in Zora Neale Hurston’s Jonah’s Gourdvine.” 20th Century African American Literature Seminar, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, April 2011.
  • “Since We All Came From a Woman: The Fabulosity of Mothering in a Hip-Hop Era.” Women and Popular Culture: Of Social Justice, Sexual Politics and the Status Quo, Orangeburg, South Carolina, October 21-23, 2010.
  • “Pimps, Ho’s and The Glamorous Life: Urban Literature as Hip-Hop Feminism.” College Language Association, Brooklyn, New York, April 7-10, 2010.
  • “It’s the Remix Baby: Hip-Hop Pedagogy within the Traditional Classroom at HBCUs.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, Kentucky, March 19, 2010.

​Mrs. Sherietta Farron Murrell Lane
Instructor of English
Contact
Chapel #14
803-535-5800