I am a black feminist literary scholar focusing on African-American and Caribbean artistic production. I hold a PhD in English from Duke University and I am currently a Lecturer on History and Literature at Harvard.

My book manuscript, Whosoever Doubts My Power: Conjuring Feminism in the Interwar Black Diaspora, is an exploration of the trope of the “voodoo queen” as it is deployed by black women writers and performers in the first half of the twentieth century. Connecting Harlem, New Orleans, Paris, and the Francophone and Creolophone Caribbean, my research and teaching emphasize a transnational approach to black feminism.