Dr. Taiyon Coleman

Associate Professor of English, St. Catherine University

Taiyon J Coleman is a writer, scholar, and educator.

Taiyon’s research focus includes US American and African-American and African Diaspora literatures and cultures; film; gender and women’s studies; college composition and rhetoric; developmental writing; creative writing; education; assessment; and DEI consulting.

Taiyon earned a BA in English Literature and a MA in English (Phi Kappa Phi and Ronald E. McNair Scholar) from Iowa State University, and she holds a MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature and Culture with a minor in African American and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities as an Archie Givens Collection of African American Literature Research Fellow.

Taiyon is Associate Professor of English Literature and Women’ Studies at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and she is an University of Minnesota Libraries' Mapping Prejudice National Think Tank Affiliated Scholar.

Taiyon’s book collection of critical essays, Traveling without Moving, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press.

Taiyon wearing glasses and an orange and purple scarf standing in front of a snowy neighborhood