Dr. Jim Neighbors
Professor of English
Dr. Jim Neighbors’ teaching interests include Black literature and culture in the United States, the history of Black activism in the United States, the history of white supremacy and anti-Black racism in the United States, and the practice and theory of antiracism in the United States. He is currently leading the Back of the College Project, a community partnership to tell the history of the rise and decline of a prominent Black Spartanburg neighborhood. His research also focuses on the history of Black resistance to white supremacy and anti-Black racism in the United States, the history of Black women’s literary, cultural and activist traditions in the United States, and Black film history in the United States. He earned his B.A. from the University of Washington, and his M.A. degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He enjoys working with Wofford students, whom he often finds to be hard-working, insightful, sincere, curious, compassionate and, at times, inspiring. Away from Wofford, he enjoys long-distance running, making bread, playing with dogs, road trips and enjoying time with family and friends.