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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
   City University of New York (CUNY)

  • York College/CUNY, English Department
    • Professor, 2019-present
    • Associate Professor, 2012-2019
    • Assistant Professor, 2006-2012
  • CUNY Graduate Center, English and Digital Humanities (2018-present)

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)

  • Academic Co-Director, Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, CUNY
  • Editor, sx salon: a small axe literary platform, 2010 – 2019
  • Director, York College Honors Program, 2012 – 2014
  • Managing Editor, Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, 2007 – 2012