Academic interests

American Literature/Studies 
African, African-American, and American Literature 
Gender Studies 
Caribbean Studies


Courses in English include early American literature, 19th century American literature, African American literature, the Harlem Renaissance, and Black masculinities 
Courses in Africana Studies include Deconstructing Barbie, Hip Hop, Race, and Gender, and Africana Studies Research Methods.


Outstanding IUPUI Woman Leader "Newcomer" 2012


Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies, June 2013 
"The Gendered Politics of Pan-Africanism, Religion, and Power in the Writings of W.E.B. Du Bois" in The Souls of W.E.B. Du Bois: New Essays and Reflections, edited by Jason R. Young and Edward J. Blum, 2009