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Teaching & Writing



Assistant Teaching Professor 

Research areas:

  • Identity in a post-colonial context 

  • Student retention and persistence 

  • Arts Based Curricula and Instruction 


Courses taught:

English Composition 

Advanced Composition  

Introduction to Literature 

Modern English Grammar  

African American Literature 

American Literature I and II

Special Topics in Gender Studies: African American History

Harris Stowe State University Bridge Program: Writing Instructor 

UMSL-St. Louis Bridge Program: Intensive Writing Instructor

Courses created:

  • ​​Rhyme & ReasonAfrican American poets in dialogue with slavery, identity, and existence. 

  • Allies, Spies and Secret Friends

Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies


Guest lecturer: 

Anthropology: Ethnographic Field Methods – UMSL

Anthropology: Intro to Cultural Anthropology – UMSL

Anthropology: Biological Anthropology – UMSL

English Comp: Washington University in Saint Louis



 Book Reviews:

     Peer Reviewed Articles:

  • Vasser-Elong, Jason. (2021) Perfect Water. Canadian Journal for Netherlandic Studies. 41(2), 103-109.

​​Canadian Journal for Netherlandic Studies. 37 (2), 7-20.​​

Conferences: (Presenter) 

  • American Anthropological Association

  • One City Stories: Gateway Writers 

  • COCAedu Summer Institute 

Ed. D. Candidate: Educational Practice
Master of Fine Arts: Creative Writing 

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology 

Dept of Anthropology UMSL
The University of Missouri-St. Louis
Harris-Stowe State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Webster University
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Center of Creative Arts
Bamileke Traditions and Globalization

Bamileke Traditions 

and Globalization

Jean Clovis Ouabo

Jason Vasser-Elong (editor)  

Gateway Writing Project
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