Education

  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin

Research

  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Archive Studies
  • Black Atlantic

Publications

Books

  • Allegories of Empire book cover
    Allegories of Empire
    The Figure of Woman in the Colonial Text
    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993
  • Ghosts of Slavery book cover
    Ghosts of Slavery
    A Literary Archeology of Black Women’s Lives
    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003

Articles/Book Chapters

  •  What Use Is the Imagination?” PMLA 129: 3 (May 2014): 512-17.
  • “The Archive and Affective Memory in M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong!” Interventions 16: 4 (Jul 2014): 465-82.
  • “When Spirits Talk: Reading Erna Brodber’s Louisiana for Affect,” Small Axe 39 (November 2012): 90-102.
  • “The Middle Passages of Black Migration.” Atlantic Studies 6: 1 (2009): 97-112.
  • “Sweetest Taboo: Studies of Caribbean Sexualities.” Co-authored with Samantha Pinto, Signs 32: 1 (Autumn 2006): 247-74.
  • “Gender, Nation, and Globalization in Monsoon Wedding and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.” Meridians 6: 1 (2005): 58-81.
  • “Cartographies of Globalisation, Technologies of Gendered Subjectivities: The Dub Poetry of Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze.” Gender and History 15: 3 (2003): 439-58.
  • “Is the United States Postcolonial? Transnationalism, Immigration, and Race.” Diaspora 4:2 (Fall 1995): 181-199

Field of Interest

Colonial/Postcolonial Studies; the Novel; Gender Studies

Field of Study

India and the Caribbean

Languages

French, Spanish

Teaching

  • Postcolonial Theory (graduate)
  • The Postcolonial Archive (graduate)
  • Beyond Literary Narrative (graduate)
  • Postmodernism in Postcolonial Fiction (undergraduate)
  • Caribbean Contact Zones (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Caribbean Literature (undergraduate)