My research and teaching contribute to the fields of Caribbean literary and cultural studies, Contemporary global Anglophone literature, and mass culture of the African Diaspora. My first book Difficult Subjects: Negotiating Sovereignty in Postcolonial Jamaican Literature was published by the Ohio State University Press in 2014, and my research has been published in various venues including Modern Fiction Studies, Small Axe, The Oxford Research Encyclopedia and The Los Angeles Review of Books. I am currently serving as a member of University of Missouri Press’ advisory board, an elected member of the Postcolonial Studies forum of the Modern Languages Association, and advisory board member of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal and the Post45 Collective. I am currently working on a manuscript tentatively titled After the Beginning Ends: Contemporary Fiction and Iconoclasm.
PhD University of Miami 2008
Jamaica’s Difficult Subjects: Negotiating Sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Criticism, (The Ohio State University Press 2014).
“Global Sisyphus: Re-reading the Jamaican Sixties through A Brief History of Seven Killings,” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 54, (November 2017).
“The Neoliberal Novel of Migrancy,” Neoliberalism and Culture, eds. Mitchum Huehls and Rachel Greenwald Smith, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017).
Review of J. Dillon Brown & Leah Reade Rosenberg (eds.), Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015). New West Indian Guide 91 (2017): 50-51.
“Twenty-First Century West Indian Fiction,” The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature (March 2017).
“Excess in A Brief History of Seven Killings.” Contemporaries 24 October 2015.
“Tourism is Forever” Review of Matthew Parker, Goldeneye, Where James Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica (New York: Pegasus Books, 2015). Los Angeles Review of Books (9 June 2015).
“#tessnation: Nation and Diaspora in the Twenty-First Century.” Los Angeles Review of Books 3 March 2014.
“‘Who worked this evil, brought distance between us?’ The Politics of Sexual Interaction in Sylvia Wynter’s The Hills of Hebron.” Modern Fiction Studies 59.1 (2013): 156-174.
“‘Yes, ma’am, Mr. Lowe:’ Lau A-Yin and the Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Patricia Powell’s The Pagoda,” Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 7.1 (2009).