Jolaun Hunter


Jolaun Hunter joined the Department of English Literature at Princeton University in 2021. Prior to this, she earned her B.A. from Spelman College in English Literature (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) with a minor in Film and Visual Culture Studies. There, she produced an honors senior thesis titled “Awkward Silences and Laughter: African American Satirical Humor as Resistance.” At Princeton, Jolaun has remained passionate about African American literature from the twentieth century to the present around questions of race, gender, and humor. Her current work turns to Black feminist theory and digital media studies to consider the politics of laughter and how it effects representations of Black women’s subjectivities in both literary and digital contexts.