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Patricia Elam Walker

Assistant Professor

  • English
  • College of Arts & Sciences


Tricia Elam Walker, author of the novel Breathing Room and other publications, is an award-winning fiction and non-fiction writer, cultural and fashion commentator and blogger who has written for National Public Radio, The Washington Post, Essence magazine, the Huffington Post and more.  She practiced law for sixteen years prior to teaching writing in Washington, DC and Boston.  Tricia is currently an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Howard University and is working on several projects including children’s books, plays, and a second novel. You can find her on instagram and twitter at @triciabreathing and she occasionally blogs at