Interim Dean of the Honors College and Associate Professor of English
Emily Ruth Rutter is author of Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line (University Press of Mississippi, 2018), The Blues Muse: Race, Gender, and Musical Celebrity in American Poetry (University of Alabama Press, 2018), Black Celebrity: Contemporary Representations of Postbellum Athletes and Artists (University of Delaware Press /Rutgers University Press, 2021), and White Lies and Allies in Contemporary Black Media (Routledge, 2023). She is co-editor of Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era (Routledge, 2020). Her scholarship appears in African American Review, MELUS, and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, among other journals and edited collections. Rutter is Associate Dean of the Honors College, Associate Professor of English, and Teaching Affiliate faculty in African American Studies at Ball State University. You can read more about Rutter’s work at emilyruthrutter.com.