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Maya Hislop

Maya Hislop

Assistant Professor

Office: 811 Strode

Ph.D., University of Virginia


20th and 21st century American and African American Literature

Maya Hislop received her PhD from the University of Virginia in 2018 where she specialized in twentieth and twenty-first African American literature. Her work moves a conversation about black women and sexual violence forward from enslavement to consider how a history of anti-rape and anti-racist social justice movements inform our readings of novels on the same themes. Her interests also include critical race theory, graphic novel studies, film studies, and humor studies.


Selected Professional Works

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“I love this country, but sometimes I not sure where I am”: Black Immigrant Women, Sexual Violence, and Afropessimistic Justice in New York v. Strauss-Kahn and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah". Law & Literature (February 4, 2020)

Reviews & Interviews

“Book Review of Sexuality & Slavery: Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas”, Special Issue “Reconstruction and Its Legacy: Short Fiction and Women Writers of the South”, Women's Studies, forthcoming January/February 2021, vol. 50, no. 1

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