Associate Professor of English
My primary interest is in 20th- and 21st-century Caribbean literature. I teach courses in Caribbean literature, African diasporic literature, and British and American poetry.
“In Her Own Image: Literary and Visual Representations of Selfhood in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, (Forthcoming).
“Triangular Voyages: Locating the Transnational Caribbean Woman in Paule Marshall’s ‘To Da-duh, in Memoriam.’” Special Issue Editor Jennifer Williams. Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, (Forthcoming).
“Traveling Humor Reimagined: The Comedic Unhinging of the Western Gaze in Caribbean Postcards.” Reprinted in No Laughing Matter. Eds. David Bindman and Adrian Randolph. (Forthcoming, University Press of New England, 2014).
“Satire in the Black Americas: Transnational Problematizations in Chappelle’s Show and Ity and Fancy Cat.” Contemporary African American Satire. Eds. James J. Donahue and Derek Maus. (Forthcoming, University Press of Mississippi, 2013).
“Through the Caribbean Sea and Other Waters: Loretta Collins Klobah’s The Twelve Foot Neon Woman Enters a Woman Poet’s World.” Small Axe Salon, 4. (September 2012).
Humor in the Caribbean Literary Canon, New Caribbean Studies Series, Palgrave Macmillan, August 2012.
“Traveling Humour Reimagined: The Comedic Unhinging of the Western Gaze in Caribbean Postcards.” Caribbean Quarterly, 58.2-3. (June-September 2012).
“Violent Liaisons: Historical Crossings and the Negotiation of Sex and Sexuality in The Book of Night Women and The True History of Paradise.” Small Axe, 38. (July 2012).
“Synaesthesia and the Refracted Ethnographic Gaze in Nellie Rosario’s Song of the Water Saints.” Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association, 15 (October 2011).
“Slackness and a Mento Aesthetic: Louise Bennett’s Trickster Poetics and Jamaican Women’s Exploration of Sexuality.” Editor Ifeoma Nwankwo. Journal of West Indian Literature, 18.1. (November 2009).