Tamika L. Carey

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Syracuse University

Rhetoric and Composition, Cultural Rhetorics, Feminist Rhetorics, African American Rhetorics and Literacies, Black Feminism and Womanism, Multicultural Composition Pedagogy, and the Memoir. 

Humanities 325
(518) 442-4071


Tamika L. Carey joined the University at Albany faculty in 2012. An interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Carey works within the field of Rhetoric and Composition, examining African American rhetorics and literacies, feminist rhetorics, and Black feminist thought and pedagogy. She is especially interested in uncovering and theorizing the rhetorical, literacy, and pedagogical practices within cultural groups and institutions and in developing the critical tools concepts for understanding these processes and efforts. She is an affiliated faculty member of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.  

Dr. Carey's published writing appears in Rhetoric Review, Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and CultureSigns: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society. In her book Rhetorical Healing: The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood (SUNY Press, November 2016), she examines discourses on healing and wellness within African American self-help culture, inspirational literature, and film directed towards Black women during the last twenty-five years. 

In addition to her scholarly writing, Dr. Carey is the author of Getting to Know Him: Observations and Experience From My Walk of Faith, an inspirational memoir, and several magazine articles.

Recent Courses

AENG 205Z: Introduction to Writing in English Studies

AENG 210: Introduction to English Studies

AENG/AWSS 368: Women Writing the Critical Memoir

AENG 374: African American Rhetorical Traditions

AENG/AWSS 416Y: Black Women's Writing and Rhetoric

AENG/AWSS 621: Feminist Rhetorics

AENG 621: African American Rhetorical Traditions

AENG 771: Practicum in Teaching Literature and Writing