Associate Professor, 20th-Century Anglophone Postcolonial Literature; Associate Chair
Office: 810 Strode
Focus: Anglophone Postcolonial Studies and World Literatures
Research Interests: Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Postcolonial, World, and American Ethnic Literatures; Critical Literary and Race Theory; Interdisciplinary Studies; Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Literature & the Arts.
Postcolonial Readings of Music in Literature: Turning Empire on Its Ear (book); Routledge Press, 2013.
Headwords “Music,” “Albert Wendt,” and “Keri Hulme” for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, ed. Henry Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray, Blackwell 2016.
“Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica: A Transatlantic Genre for the Restoration of History.” Ethnic Literature and Transnationalism. Ed. Aparajita Nanda. Routledge, 2015.
“De-Orienting Aesthetic Education.” Geocriticism and Edward Said. Ed. Robert T. Tally, Jr. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
“A Politics of Alterity: Reading Musical Form in Hardt and Negri’s Empire.” After Writing Back. Ed. Flaminia Nicora. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2015.
“Jazz in Translation: Developing a Racial Politics.” Resounding Pasts: Essays on Literature, Music, and Cultural Memory. Ed. Dragoslav Momcilovich. Newcastle on Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2011), 24 pps.
"Reading between the Lines: Resituating Said’s Contrapuntalism in Music." Counterpoints: Edward Said's Legacy, Newcastle on Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2010), 21 pps.
“Foundational Acts: Enunciating A West Indian Literary Tradition in Naipaul’s Mr. Biswas” South Asian Review 29:2 (2009), 26 pps.
“The Art of Tuning: A Politics of Exile.” Contemporary Literature 60:2 (Fall 2009), 30 pps.