SSAWW was established in 2000 to promote and advance the study of American women writers through research, teaching and publication. The Society aims to strengthen relations between persons and institutions both in the United States and internationally who are undertaking such studies, and to broaden knowledge among the general public about American women writers. The Society is committed to diversity — racial, ethnic, gender, class, sexual orientation, region, and era — in the study of American women writers, as well as of scholars participating in the Society.
“I am honored to be elected to this position,” Fulton said, “and hope my scholarly and administrative experience enriches the Society and enhances the scholarly reputation and profile of the University of Houston-Downtown.”
Fulton succeeds Richard Ellis, professor of American Studies at the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom. Fulton’s research concentrates on black women’s discursive practices in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She has published four books, including the new college edition of Nella Larsen’s “Quicksand,” forthcoming from Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.