Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1078
McMillan Hall, Room 215
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Her research interests include African American literature history and culture; theories of affect; popular culture (particularly the history of popular genre fiction and graphic storytelling in the U.S.); critical race theory; and feminist theory.
- The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Women and Sentimental Political. Storytelling. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2009.
- “Black Love is Not a Fairytale: African American Women, Romance, and Rhetoric” POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetoric and Invention 7:2 (2011).
- “Proms and Other Racial Ephemera: the Positive Social Construction of African Americans in the “Post”-Civil Rights Era” Washington University Journal of Law and Public Policy. 33 (2010): 75-107.
- “The Superhero: Meditations on Surveillance, Salvation, and Desire” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 6.2 (March 2009):93-97.
- “Wearing Hero-face: The Dilemma of Black Patriotism in Truth: Red, White, and Black” The Journal of Popular Culture 42.2 (2009): 339-362.
- “The Era of Lost (White) Girls: On Body and Event” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 19.2 (2008):99-126.
- “Beyond a Just Syntax: Black Actresses, Hollywood, and Complex Personhood” Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory 16:1(March 2006): 135-152.
- “Apocalyptic Empathy: A Parable of Postmodern Sentimentality” Obsidian III 6/7:2/1(Fall/Winter 2005/2006):72-86.
- “Black Nationalism, Bunraku and Beyond: Articulating Black Heroism and Cultural Fusion in Comics” Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle. Ed. Frederick Aldama. (Univ. of Mississippi Press, 2010)
- “Finding Archives/Making Archives: Observations on Conducting Multicultural Comics Research” Coauthored with Jenny Robb. Approaches to Multicultural Comics. Ed. Frederick Aldama. (Univ. of Mississippi Press, 2010)
- “Infinite Representational Crisis: Race, Gender, the Superhero,” Faster than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero, (Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Exhibition Catalog, 2009).
- “When Testimony Fails: Law and the Comforts of Intimacy in Gayl Jones’ Corregidora.” Justice Unveiled: African American Culture and Legal Discourse. Eds. Lovalerie King and Richard Schur (Palgrave, 2009).
- “Terror At Home: Naturalized Victimization in These Bones are Not My Child.” SAVORING THE SALT: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara. Eds. Cheryl Wall and Linda Holmes. (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2007).