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Teaching and Research Interests

  • Caribbean Literature
  • Digital Humanities
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • World Anglophone Literature 

Academic Appointments

2006 – present
   York College/CUNY, English Department
Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature (2012-present)
Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature (2006-2012)
2016 – 2017       Williams College, Sterling Brown Distinguished Visiting Professor
2008 – 2009       Johns Hopkins University, Center for Africana Studies
             Postdoctoral Fellow
2002 – 2006       Rutgers University, English Department
             Part-Time Lecturer and Graduate Assistant
2004 – 2006      Rutgers University, Women’s and Gender Studies
             Part-time Lecturer
2002 – 2003      The College of New Jersey, Women’s Studies Department
             Adjunct Instructor

Educational Background
Ph.D., English, Rutgers University
– Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies
M.A., Literature, Florida International University
B.S., Communications, (Magna Cum Laude) University of Miami

“Defining Madnesses: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature”
Committee: Brent Hayes Edwards (Director), Abena P.A. Busia, Marianne DeKoven, and Simon Gikandi (Outside Reader, Princeton University)

Academic and Professional Service (selected)

  • Editor, sx salon: a small axe literary platform, Spring 2010 – present
  • Director, York College Honors Program, Fall 2012 – Spring 2014
  • Managing Editor, Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, Fall 2007 – Fall 2012