Areas of Specialization
- American Literature After 1900
New York University, Ph.D, Comparative Literature 2000
Trans-Atlantic literary modernisms; Black American literature, film and music; critical theory; experimental traditions in film.
Author of Ashes Taken for Fire: Aesthetic Modernism and the Critique of Identity (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). He is working now on an interpretive study entitled Drift Velocities: the Aesthetic Curve of Radical Black Film and Literature.
- African American Literature and Language
- Theory and Cultural Studies