Degrees and Institutions:
Ph.D., English, University of Florida
M.A., English, University of Florida
B.A., English, University of North Florida
ENG 2000 Film and Literature: Reading and Watching Horror
ENG 2110 Survey of African American Literature
ACS 2500 Cultural Pluralism in the United States
ACS 3000/WS 3000 Interpretations of American Culture: Gender in Horror Cinema
ENG 4340 100 Years of Terror: Twentieth Century American Gothic Fiction
ENG 6800 American Gothic Literature
ACS 7820 Wicked Wives/Queer Cannibals
ENG 6750 Contemporary Vampires: Metaphors of Oppression in 21st Centure America
ACS 6750 Monstrous Maidens, Consuming Queerness: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Horror Films
ENG 6750 The Horrors of Blackness: African Americans Revising the Gothic
ACS 6750 (Sub)Urban Blackness: Constructing Race and Class in American Culture
Area: American Culture Studies; African American Literature; Twentieth Century American Literature
Research Interests: African American Gothic Literature; Horror Films
"Haunting and Haunted Queerness: Randall Kenan's Reinscription of Difference in A Visitation of Spirits". Callaloo 30.4 (Spring 2004)
In progress: "The Lost Voices of Tims Creek: Narrative Re-inscription in A Visitation of Spirits and 'Let the Dead Bury Their Dead'"
Work In Progress:
"Katrina's Skeleton Key: Reading Race, Class, and Abjection in Film and Catastrophe". American Quarterly.
"Torture Porn and the Uneasy Feminist: Reviewing Women in the Hostel Series"
Screams from Shadowed Places: Contemporary African-American Revisions of Gothic Racial Ideologies (Book Project)