Nero, Charles I.

Charles I. Nero




Pettigrew Hall, Room 303

American Cultural Studies

Professor Nero specializes in Film, Literary and Cultural Studies.

Courses Taught


  • Ph.D. Speech Communication Indiana University, Bloomington, May 1991. Dissertation: “To Develop Our Manhood”: Free Black Leadership and the Rhetoric of the New Orleans Tribune, 1865-1870
  • M.A. Speech Communication Wake Forest University, May 1980
  • B.A. Theater Education Xavier University, New Orleans, May 1978

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Rhetoric, African American Studies, and American Cultural Studies,Bates College, August 1991- Present
  • Assistant Professor of Speech Communication. Ithaca College, August 1987- May 1990
  • Instructor, Speech  Communication, Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA, August 1980 – May 1981
  • Associate Instructor, Afro-American Studies, Indiana University, 1983 – 1987

Professional Organizations

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • College Language Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Langston Hughes Society
  • Modern Language Association
  • American Studies Association

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • 19th and 20th Century African American Literature
  • American Film
  • African American Studies
  • African American Film
  • African American Oratory