Dr. Granville Ganter



Dr. Granville Ganter

Associate Professor

B.A., Boston University

M.A., University of Vermont

M.Phil.,  City University of New York

Ph.D., City University of New York



Research Focus: 18th and 19th Century U.S. Literature; Northeast Native American Studies; and African American literature

Granville Ganter graduated from the City University of New York in 1998 and joined the faculty at St. John’s. His research focuses on oratory, rhetoric, and performance from the colonial period through the Civil War. He frequently teaches courses on African American and Native American literary traditions, as well as surveys of the major writers of the colonial, early national, and Transcendental eras. He is the editor of The Collected Speeches of Sagoyewatha, or Red Jacket (Syracuse UP), and won an award for the 2004 best essay in African American Review, “He Made Us Laugh Some: Frederick Douglass’s Humor.” He has been awarded fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society and the New York Historical Society. He is an advisor for the department’s student-run journal, the St. John’s Humanities Review.