|Department||Feminist Studies Department|
|Affiliations||History of Consciousness Department, |
|Office||338 Humanities 1|
|Office Hours||Fall 2014: Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm|
|Campus Mail Stop||Humanities Academic Services|
|1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA
Research InterestsAfricana literary and cultural studies, legal theory, popular culture
Biography, Education and TrainingPh.D., English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University
- Prison as a Border. (in progress)
- Anchored to the Real: Black Literature in the Wake of Anthropology. Duke University Press (forthcoming).
- Editor, Black Popular Culture. Seattle: Bay Press, 1992; New York: New Press, 1999.
- “Michael Joo,” in Elaine Kim and Margo Machida, eds., Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Asian American Issues in the Contemporary Visual Arts. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2003
- Co-author with Angela Y. Davis, “Prison as a Border: A Conversation on Gender, Globalization and Punishment,” Signs: Journal of Women and Culture Vol. 26 No. 4; Summer, 2001.
- “A New York Story,” catalogue essay for the exhibition Inclusion/Exclusion. Graz, Austria. 1997.
- “Rita Dove” and “Jamaica Kincaid” (literary biographies) in Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, and Cornel West, Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History New York: Macmillan Library Reference. 1996.
- “Missionary Position” in Rebecca Walker, ed., To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism. New York: Anchor/Doubleday. 1995.
- “Race and Racism: A Symposium,” Social Text. Vol. 42. Spring, 1995
Courses Taught110. Women Writers of the African Diaspora.
112. Women and the Law
117. Gender and Africa
194A. Feminist Jurisprudence
194G. Images of Africa
200. Feminist Theories
212. Feminist Theory and the Law
264. The Idea of Africa