B. A. English, Wesleyan University, 2016.
A literary studies scholar whose objects emerge from Black Studies, Queer of Color Critique, Black Feminism, and Freudian & Lacanian psychoanalysis, my research interests span late-nineteenth century African-American literature, mid-twentieth century psychiatric history, and more recently, Black Cinema from the 1967-1980. Wary as I am of the ego-centric grounds of contemporary discourses of minoritarian difference, my tentative work straddles the quagmires of Black Ontology and the Lacanian subject.
Research and Teaching Interests:
African American Studies and the Black Atlantic; American Literature and Culture; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Queer Theory/Gay and Lesbian Studies; Race and Slavery; 20th-Century and Contemporary; Afro-Pessimism