- Associate Professor, English
- Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
- Associate Professor, Africana Studies
- Associate Professor, Global Early Modern Studies
- Feminism and materialist theory and criticism
- Early modern period, especially Shakespeare and women writers
- Postcolonial literature and theory, with particular interest in African diaspora
- African-American literature
- Ph.D., Yale University
Gender in the Theater of War: Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida." Gender and Genre in World Literature 4. New York: Garland Publishing, 1993.
Editor. Pamphlets from the English Renaissance Controversy about Women: An Annotated Old-Spelling Edition, 1540-1640. Volume One. Three-volume series under General Editor Susan Gushee O'Malley. New York: Garland Publishing, (forthcoming).
"Aemilia Lanyer and the Invention of White Womanhood." Solicited for Women's Alliances in Early Modern England. Ed. Susan Frye and Karen Robertson (forthcoming).
"Writing Caliban: Anticolonial Appropriations of The Tempest." Current Writing (Durban, South Africa) 5 (Fall 1993): 80-99.
"Untroubled Voice: Call and Response in Cane." Black American Literature Forum 16 (Spring 1982) 12-18. Reprinted in Black Literature and Literary Theory. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. London and New York: Methuen, 1984, 186-205.