Photo of Ali Eaton from the Department of Humanities
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 1998
  • Master of Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1981

Alice Knox Eaton joined Springfield College in 2000. She has written academic articles and personal essays on life in academia for publications such as ARIEL and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She also is a playwright and has had her work staged at the Women’s Project and Productions in New York City and at the Yale School of Drama. In addition, she is a contributor to the African-American National Biography project at Harvard University. Eaton is currently working on a memoir about her mother and aunt, as well as an article entitled "African-American Culture and Autobiographical Criticism: A White Professor Explores Her Field."

Research Interests

  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • Toni Morrison
  • Literature and Gender Studies

Courses Taught

  • College Writing
  • African-American Literature
  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • Women and Literature
  • Senior seminar
  • World Literature
  • American Drama