Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont and the author of a new collection of essays, Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine. She received her BA and Ph.D. in American studies from Yale.
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.

I Can’t Sleep

After days of witnessing racial violence, respite is no longer a given
Emily Bernard
June 15, 2020
Portrait of the author's mother


Twelve ways of looking at my mother
Emily Bernard
January 1, 2020
A photograph of Ann Petry.

Nothing New Under the Sun

Ann Petry’s The Street and The Narrows
Emily Bernard
April 1, 2019