Ph.D., Cornell University
MA, Cornell University
BA, University of Pennsylvania
Before coming to Tufts in 1998 I was an assistant professor of English at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.
In 2001 – 2002 I received a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and in fall 2002 I received a Tufts Junior Faculty research semester, both of which helped me work on the manuscript of my book,
Monstrous Intimacies (Duke University Press,
Please click here for Professor Sharpe's Curriculum Vitae.
- Black Cultural Studies
- Visual Arts – particularly African and African Diaspora (Kara Walker, Robert Colescott, Isaac Julien, Tracey Rose, etc.)
- Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century African American Literature and Culture
- Comparative Studies of Twentieth-century Multi-Ethnic Literatures and film
- English 20 Black World Literature
- English 155 American Women Writers
- English 69 Contemporary Multiethnic
- English 161 Memory for Forgetting
(Holocaust and North American Slavery)
- English 291and 191 "Home is Where
the Hatred Is"
- English 192/AM 16 (Un)Making
American Identities: Blacks and Asians in the U.S.
- Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post
Slavery Subjects, (Duke University Press, 2010)
- "Looking to Brand, Looking to the
Door: Mapping Possibility, Refashioning
Blackness & Desire," (with Kimberly Hébert). No Language is Neutral: A Conference
on Dionne Brand, Wilfrid Laurier
University Press, Forthcoming 2009.
- "Gayl Jones' 'Days that were Pages
of Hysteria'." Revisiting Slave
Narratives / Les avatars contemporains
des récits d'esclaves, ed. Judith
Misrahi-Barak (Montpellier: Publications
de Montpellier III, 2005, France, 2005)
- "Learning to Live Without Black Familia: Cherríe Moraga's Nationalist Articulations."
Tortilleras: Hispanic and Latina Lesbian Expression, Lourdes Torres ed. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003) 240-257.
- "The Costs of Re-membering: What's at Stake in Gayl Jones's Corregidora"
African American Performance and Theatre History: A Critical Reader. David Krasner and Harry Elam, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000) 306-327.
- "Kara Walker and Michael Ray Charles."
Looking Forward, Looking Black (Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press, 1999) 40-44.
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