Gregg Hecimovich is
Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Winthrop University in Rock
Hill, South Carolina. He earned his BA at the University of North
Carolina—Chapel Hill, where he won the Louis D. Rubin Jr. Prize for most outstanding
creative writer in his graduating class and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and
cum laude in both English Literature and Creative Writing.
He earned his MA
and PhD at Vanderbilt University where he was awarded the Graduate Student
of the Year Award. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards
including the University of North Carolina Board of Governors
Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award and the Max Ray Joyner Award for
innovative teaching with technology. Hecimovich is the author of
four previous books. His most recent work includes contributions to a new
edition of Hannah Crafts’s best-selling novel, The Bondwoman’s Narrative, for which he co-wrote a new introduction
with the work's editor, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Hecimovich is working on The Life and Times
of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative slated for publication by Ecco/HarperCollins in
Hecimovich has conducted on this project has garnered front-page attention
in The New York Times, a review essay in The New Republic, and support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2014-2015, Hecimovich was a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow at
the W E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University. In 2015-2016, he is
serving as the Josephus Daniels Fellow at The National Humanities Center in
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Additionally, in 2015-2016,
Hecimovich holds a Public Scholar Fellowship appointment from The National
Endowment for the Humanities.