A graduate of Spelman College (B.A. English, 2019) with a concentration in Black Cultural Studies, Chanara Andrews-Bickers is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the English Department. She serves as Assistant Director of the UGA Writing Center and Vice President of UGA's Graduate and Professional Scholars (GAPS). Chanara is interested in twentieth- and twenty-first century African Diasporic Literature and Culture, and has earned a graduate certificate in the Institute for African American Studies. Her research engages how Black writers use self-scrutiny and self-exploration in order to develop individual or collective ethics.
B.A., Spelman College, 2019 | magna cum laude
Ethel Wadell Githii Honors Program
A.A., Polk State College, 2016
Dual Enrollment Program
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Humanities Without Walls-University of Michigan Pre-Doctoral Career Diversity Fellowship. 2022.
Southeastern Conference Emerging Scholar. 2021.
R. Baxter Miller Award in African American and Multicultural Literature, University of Georgia Department of English. 2021.
Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award, University of Georgia Institute for African American Studies. 2020.
Gateway to Graduate School Bridge Program, University of Georgia. 2019.