J. Laurence Cohen

Marion L. Brittian Postdoctoral Fellow

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  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
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J. Laurence Cohen is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research explores the religious dimensions of African American literature. He is the author of Excavating Exodus: Biblical Typology and Racial Solidarity in African American Literature published by Clemson University Press. His work has also been published in ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. He has taught first-year writing classes on topics including Science Fact and Fiction and Serious Satire. He is a co-host of the Technically Pop and Residential Spread podcasts. He earned his PhD in English from Emory University.


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I: Serious Satire
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II: Abolition to Civil Rights
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II: Science Fact and Fiction

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