Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Virginia Common wealth University
United States of America
Contemporary African American women’s literature and culture, black feminist theory, Africana film, and American and Africana literatures
Artistic, Historical, and Literary Perspectives
“‘Let me loosen up my bra strap’: The Emergence of a Hip Hop Womanist Consciousness.” (Conference Proceedings). “Beyond Our Borders”: Culture, Immigration, and Marginality in an Era of Globalization. Eds. Jose Luis Alonso Ponga and Mitchell F. Rice. Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de Valladolid and the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A & M University, 2003. 339-355.
“Sniffing the ‘Calypso Magnolia’: Unearthing the Caribbean Presence in the South (Response to John Lowe).” South Central Review. Vol. 22, No. 1, Spring 2005, pp. 81- 86.
“‘Every brother ain’t a brother’: Cultural Dissonance and Nigerian Malaise in District 9’s New South Africa.” Hollywood’s Africa After 1994. Eds. Ellie Higgins and Maureen N. Eke. Athens, Ohio University Press, 2012. 193-206.