Associate Professor of English Literature
Professor Foy specializes in African American literature and culture, and he teaches courses on the African American novel, post-Civil Rights black culture and the literature of black Philadelphia. He is currently writing a book on African American autobiography from 1877 to 1965; in it, he considers the influence of racial uplift ideologies on black self-presentation in the 20th century.
Foy received his B.A. from UCLA and his Ph.D. from Yale University.