Bio

I am Associate Professor of English at York College/CUNY, specializing in World Anglophone Literature with an emphasis on Caribbean Literature. I teach courses in Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Literatures of the African Diaspora, and Gender Studies. I have also held positions as the 2016-17 Sterling Brown Distinguished Visiting Professor of Africana Studies at Williams College and the 2008-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University, Center for Africana Studies. My book, Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2013), considers the ubiquity of madmen and madwomen in Caribbean literature between 1959 and 1980. I am currently working on two book projects: a monograph – Caribbean Articulations: Storytelling in a Digital Age – that addresses Caribbean narratives constructed and communicated via digital formats; and a co-edited collection, Debates in the Digital Black Atlantic.

I edit sx salon: a small axe literary platform and I manage The Caribbean Commons site along with various other digital projects.  You can learn more about these projects here.