Department of English
6 The Green
Room 311, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155
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,
- Black Visual Studies
- Mid Nineteenth century to contemporary African American Literature and Culture
- Black Queer Studies
- Black Diaspora Studies
- English 155 American Women Writers
- English 161 Memory for Forgetting (Holocaust and North American Slavery)
- English 291and 191 "Home is Where the Hatred Is"
- Black Feminist Theories
- Queer Diasporas
- Race and the Senses
- In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke University Press), October 2016
- "What Exceeds the Hold?:
An Interview with Christina Sharpe." With Selamawit Terref.
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. (April 12, 2016)
- "Three Scenes." On Marronage: Ethical Confrontations with Anti-Blackness,
ed. Tryon Woods and P. Khalil Saucier. (Fall 2015).
- "Black Studies: In the Wake." The Black
Scholar, Special Issue, The Boundaries of Black Studies edited
by Alexander Weheliye. (Summer 2014)
- Black Life, Annotated.
The New Inquiry. (August 8, 2014)
- 'The Lie at the Center of Everything."
Black Studies Papers. University of Bremen. (June 2014;
- Review Essay, Blackness, Sexuality, and
Entertainment. American Literary History. (ALH
24.4, Winter 2012, 827-841; 5997 words)
- Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post Slavery
Subjects. (Duke University Press, 2010)