Dr. Saundra Liggins

  Dr. Saundra Liggins

Dr. Saundra Liggins

Associate Professor

Fenton Hall 264 Fenton Hall

(716) 673-3858

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Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Saundra Liggins has taught in the English department since 2000. She has served as the English department representative for the SUNY Fredonia Senate as Senate Secretary. Saundra Liggins was the associate chairperson for the English department from 2008 to 2010. She also served as the Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator at SUNY Fredonia from 2019-2021.

Office Hours

Monday: 1 - 1:50
Wednesday: 1 - 1:50
Friday: 1 - 1:50

Teaching Interests

African-American literature; minority literatures of the United States; women’s literature; gothic literature; cultural studies; slavery and the Underground Railroad

Research Interests

The use of gothic and horror conventions by African-American authors; fictional and non-fictional representations of the Underground Railroad; Black women's literature.

Awards and Honors

  • Professional Development Award for Teaching and Learning, SUNY Fredonia's Professional Development Center (2013).
  • Connect2Canada Faculty Enrichment Program Grant, The Government of Canada (2010).

Professional Membership

  • Midwest Modern Language Association
  • The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
  • Northeast Modern Language Association


  • "Doubling Down on the Gothic: Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' and 'Us'," Northeast Modern Language Association (2019).