Sarah E. Ngoh

Sarah Ngoh
  • Assistant Director of First Year Writing
  • 2022-2023 Mellon DEI Teaching Scholar
  • 2023-2025 Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow

Contact Info

Wescoe Hall, Room 3001G


Ph.D. in English, University of Kansas, 2016
M.A. in Womens and Gender Studies, University of Louisville, 2009
M.A. in Pan African Studies, University of Louisville, 2007
B.A. in English, Ottawa University, 2002


African masculinities and nationalisms, Critical Hip Hop Pedagogy, Composition and Rhetoric, esp. using Hip Hop, Composition & Rhetoric Pedagogy, Protest Literatures, African & African American Literatures, Disability and Body Studies, Masculinities, Social Justice Pedagogy, Critical Pedagogy of Empathy

Selected Publications

"Developing a Route to Big Man Masculinity: Protest Masculinity in Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s I Do Not Come to You by Chance”, Palgrave Handbook on African Masculinities, 2023.

Selected Presentations

  • 2019: “International African Writers Day” panelist, hosted by African and Caribbean Student Organization, University of Kansas, 
  • 2018: “The Repulsive, the Corrupt, and… the Good?: The Nigerian Big Man in Tricia Adaobi  Nwaubani’s I Do Not Come to You by Chance,” 18th Annual Africa Conference, University of Texas at Austin.
  • 2016: “Remembering the Dismembered: Armah’s ‘Dis-Abling’ Pan-African Masculinity,” Hall Center for the Humanities Resident Fellows Seminar, University of Kansas.

Grants & Other Funded Activity

  • 2023-2024 Ideas to Action Grant
  • 2022-2023 Center for Teaching Excellence Course Transformation Grant
  • 2021 Revolutionizing Academia Learning Community grant


  • African Literature Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Popular Culture Association
  • Golden Key Honors Society
  • National Conference on Black Studies