Robin Ford

 Robin Ford

Dr. Robin R. Ford

Assistant Professor of English

Humanities Building Room 428




She has a Ph.D. in English Education from New York University, a MA from NYU in Humanities and Social Thought, MA from California State University, Fresno in English Literature, and an AB in English from Occidental College. 

Activities & Interests

Dr. Ford’s scholarship is both academic and personal with her focuses including the use of graphic genre works to teach critical literacy; intersectionality of race, gender and sexuality; and critical interrogation of the spaces we occupy. She regularly teaches African American Literature, Popular Culture, and Graphic Genres as well as Composition I and II.

She has worked regularly with students on individual honors projects, and as faculty mentor for the LGBTQ club.

She has presented scholarship on race and space, popular culture, and the creation of identity through literacy at AERA, PAMLA and CCCC conferences. She has been published in, the Kenyon Review, The Conversant, and appeared on NPR’s “On Point, with Tom Ashbrook.” A writer and photographer, her work can be found on

Campus Cultural Centers

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The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.