Professor, The City College. English
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., New York University.
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Research Interests: African-American literature and poetics; feminist literature and poetics; gender and sexuality; queer theory; literary theory; American cinema and film theory; American visual culture; popular culture; affiliations with MLA, Society of Cinema Studies, Oscar Micheaux Society, and PEN.
Theory Group Field Specialization: African American Writings and Poetics|Feminist Theory and Women's Writings|Gay/Lesbian/Queer Literature and Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: American Literature to 1900|Twentieth-Century Literature
- Dark Designs and Visual Culture, Duke Up, 2004.
Black Popular Culture, A Project by Michele Wallace, edited by Gina Dent, Bay Press/Dia Center for the Arts, Seattle and New York, 1993, 373 pages.
Invisibility Blues: From Pop To Theory, Haymarket Series: Verso, New York and London, 1990, 267 pages.
Black Macho and The Myth of The Superwoman (reissued with critical introduction and bibliography), Haymarket Series; Verso, New York and London, 1990, 228 pages.
Black Macho and The Myth of The Superwoman, The Dial Press, 1979; Warner Press, 1980; John Calder, London, England, 1980; Asahi Shimban Sha, Tokyo, Japan, 1982, 182 pages.
"Race, Gender and Psychoanalysis in Forties Film: Lost Boundaries,' 'Home of the Brave' and 'The Quiet One,'" Black American Cinema, Manthia Diawara, ed., AFI Film Readers: Routledge, 1993, pp. 257-271.