M.A. in English, Texas Southern University
Ph.D. in English, University of Houston
Areas of research and teaching: African-American literature, omen writers of color and diaspora studies, gender and race theory
“Coming to Voice: Navigating the Interstices in Selected Plays by Winsome Pinnock,” in Middle Passages and the Healing Place of History: Migration and Identity in Black Women’s Literature, ed. E. Brown-Guillory. Ohio State UP, 2006, 32-51.
“Who Measures the Power of Woman in Spoons and Scales? Women’s Worth in Tess Onwueme’s Tell It to Women,” College Language Association Journal (December 2009).
Selected conference presentations:
“Diasporic Fissures and Afro-Caribbean Identity in Simone Schwarz-Barts’s Your Handsome Captain.” College Language Association National Convention, Brooklyn, NY, April 2010.
“Spaces of Change in A Raisin in the Sun: Variations in Lorraine Hansberry’s Play, Screenplay, and Unfilmed Orginial Screenplay,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, December, 2006.
M.A. thesis committees:
Committee member for Adrienne Fountain, thesis on African-American children's literature (current).
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