Position: Professor, Graduate School. English.
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Yale University.
Research Interests: Race, gender, sexuality, and American culture; 19th- and 20th-century literature; African-American literature and poetics; film studies.
Theory Group Field Specialization: African American Writings and Poetics|Literary History, Criticism, and Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: American Literature to 1900|Twentieth-Century Literature
Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, and the Black American Intellectual. New York: New York University Press, 2007.
Black Gay Man. New York University, Press 2001.
Conjugal Union: The Body, the House and the Black American Oxford University Press, 1999..
Journal Articles/Book Chapters:
“The Stranger’s Work.” Small Axe 13.1 (2009), pp. 90 - 97.
“Black Sexuality Studies.” in Howard Dodson and Colin Palmer, eds., Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience: Ideology, Identity, and Assumptions. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2007, pp. 179 - 205.
“The Slave Narrative and Early Black American Literature.” in Audrey Fisch, ed., Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 137 - 149.
“Black Girl Lost.” in Annette Dixon, ed., Kara Walker: Pictures From Another Time. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 2002, pp. 27 - 41.
“Extending Queer Theory to Race and Ethnicity.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 48.49 (August 2002), p. B7.