Assistant Professor, English
Phone: (336) 758-7133
Ph.D, University of Maryland, College Park
M.A., University of Chicago
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Georgetown University
Areas of Interest
African American Literature
19th and 20th Century American Literature
Law and Literature
American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow, 2013-15
Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-15
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, 2012-13
“Was Blind But Now I See”: Post-Racial Justice in Edward P. Jones’ The Known World,” in Passing While Post-Racial: Performance and Identity Construction in Neo-Passing Narratives. Eds. Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Young (forthcoming 2017 with University of Illinois Press).
“Slavery and the Slave Narrative.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (2016).
“‘Every Tone Was a Testimony’: Black Music, Literature, and Law.” Law, Culture and the Humanities. (2013).
“Sedition Prose: Patriots and Traitors in the African American Literary Tradition.” Law and Literature 24.2 (2012).