Assistant Professor, Literatures in English
Early American and early African American literature, histories of revolution and abolition, the relationship between art and resistance
Current research project:
Reading Phillis Wheatley in the age of #BlackLivesMatter
- Lecturer, Department of English, Ithaca College, 2019-2021
- Assistant Professor, Department of English, Colgate University, 2012-2019
- Ph.D, English, New York University, 2011
- M.A., English, New York University, 2007
- B.A., English, New York University, 2001
Last book read:
“Transit” by Rachel Cusk
In your own time/when not working:
I enjoy running, cooking, and reading.
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
I’m very excited about my Politics of Joy in Black Women’s Writing Seminar. I’m looking forward to discussions about how Black women’s art provides a site of resistance to racism, misogyny, and the corrosive effects of capitalism.
What most excites you about Cornell:
I’m looking forward to being part of a large research institution again and am especially excited to be joining a department that’s growing and changing in exciting ways.