Associate Professor, English
Concurrent Professor of American Studies; Concurrent Professor of Gender Studies; Concurrent Professor of Romance Languages (French); Curatorial Member, Claudia Rankine Racial Imaginary Institute
Areas of study
- Gender and Sexuality
- Science, Media, and Technology
Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1992
M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990
M.A. Ohio State University, 1985
B.S.J. Ohio University, 1982
Research and teaching interests
Modernism and Modernity, Literature of the Americas, 19th, 20th and 21st-Century American Literature, 19th and 20th-Centurey African-American Literature and Culture, Literary, Feminist, Cultural and Postcolonial theories, Intersectionality
- “A Grammar of Modern Silence: Race, Gender and Visible Invisibility in Iola Leroy and Contending Forces” Angelaki: A Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Special Issue, “Women, Gender, Race,” vol. 27, nos. 3-4, 2022, pp. 49-74.
- “Weak Modernism and the Epistemology of Race + Gender, Responses to the Special Issue on Weak Theory in Modernism/modernity", Modernism/modernity Print Plus Platform, Vol. 4, Cycle 1, 2019.
- “The City Shining on a Hill, or by a Lake: (Re)Thinking Modern Americanness, (Re)Writing the American Lynch Narrative, and Ida B. Wells” Modernism/modernity, vol. 25, no. 1, 2018, pp. 45-72.
- “Object Lesson By Déjà Vu: Rodney King, Representativeness, and Anna Julia Cooper’s Rhetoric of Law in a Post-Exceptional American Study” in Winfried Fluck, Donald E. Pease (eds.). “Towards a Post-Exceptionalist American Studies.” REAL-Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, vol. 30, 2014, Narr, pp. 328-57.
- “‘Blackness,’ Modernity, and the Ideology of Visibility in the Harlem Renaissance” Review of International American Studies, vol. 4. no. 2 -3, 2009-2010.
- “’Lifting as We Climb’: Black Women, “Race,” and the Modern Moment,” Review of International American Studies vol 2, no. 2, 2007, pp. 50-58.