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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

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Sandra Tawake
Associate Professor

Office: Bate 2126
Phone: 252-328-1549

Sandra Tawake served as Assistant Head of School at University of the South Pacific in the Fiji Islands before coming to ECU. She was named Elaine K. Kono Scholar for service to international studies by The East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has served on the editorial board of World Englishes. Her publications include "Changing English in Contemporary Pacific Literature," "Reading The Bone People Cross-culturally," and "Transforming the Insider-Outsider Perspective: Post-colonial Fiction from the Pacific." She teaches courses in grammar, composition, and literature.

B.A. Ohio University
M.A. Ohio University
M.A. University of Hawaii
Ph.D. University of Hawaii

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Pacific Literature
Children's Literature

Courses Taught
6365: Multicultural Literature
4950: Literature for Children
3810: Advanced Composition
3420: The Short Story
3100: World Literature in English
2730: Functional Grammar
2710: English Grammar
2200: Major American Writers
2000: Interpreting Literature
1100: Composition (Honors)