William B. Ransford Professor, English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies
“I love working with undergraduates - helping them discover their talents and capacity for intellectual growth. I love sharing my enthusiasm about the study of literature and music with them. I learn so much from my students. It enhances my own reading, research and writing.”
The author of several books, Professor Griffin writes and speaks extensively on American and African American literature, music, history and politics. She is the Chair of Graduate Studies and Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies.