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Assistant Professor of African American Literature

Year Joined RCNJ: 2020

Contact Information

Education:

  • M.A., The Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Courses Offered:

  • African American Literature
  • Gaming and Literature
  • Multicultural Literature: Voices of Protest
  • Southern Literature: Ethics, Literature and the American South
  • Critical Reading and Writing

Teaching Interests:

  • African American literature after 1945
  • Social justice
  • Digital cultures
  • Cultures of the American South
  • Policing, criminality and mass incarceration

Research Interests:

  • The Black Power Era
  • Afro-Pessimism
  • Anti-Black Surveillance
  • Social Death
  • African American Life Writings

Scholarly Activity:

  • “Book Review: Devorah Heitner, Black Power TVSpectrum: A Journal on Black Men, vol. 4, no. 2, 2016, pp. 109-111.
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