Office Hours: TR 10:00-11:00          

and by appointment:

Lima@ or #5242-- Welles 225A

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  • Black British Literature and Culture
  • The Caribbean
  • African Diaspora
  • Post-Colonial Theory
  • Women's Studies
  • Feminist Theory

Maria H. Lima

Professor of


Welles 225A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Maria Helena Lima

Maria Lima has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1992.

Faculty Information


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.Ed., Towson State University
  • B.A., Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
My Classes

Engl 142:
Literary Forms:

    An examination of the tradition and development of the literary form identified in the subtitle (e.g., epic, novel, romance, tragedy). (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.)

Engl 242:
M/Lit of the African Diaspora

    The term African diaspora has been used to refer to the grouping of diverse peoples and cultures that have, although dispersed throughout the world, retained a consciousness of shared origins and are identified as part of a cultural and social continuum with other communities of African origin, including those that remained on the African continent. This course will take up a diverse group of works from the African diaspora, inviting students to make connections and distinctions about themes, formal devices, political outlooks, etc., among African diasporic writers.

Engl 358:
Major Authors: