Vitae

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EDUCATION

Emory University, Atlanta, GA: Ph.D., English, 2015

Certificate in Psychoanalytic Studies, 2015

Stony Brook University, NY: B.A., English, 2009

BOOKS

Moral Panics, Mental Illness Stigma, and the Deinstitutionalization Movement in American Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

“Community, Media, and Black Intellectual Paranoia-as-Politics.” Journal of Black Studies 42.4 (2011): 609-626.

BOOK CHAPTERS

“Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill, Shame, and the Rise of the ‘Slasher’ Trope in Halloween.” American Shame: Stigma and the Body Politic. Ed. Myra Mendible. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. 208-229.

CREATIVE WRITING

Fiction

“Headache.” Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies. 45.1 (2014): 39-40.

Poetry

“Strange Death and Tragic Afterlife,” “Anti-Heroic Couplet, Written By Himself,” and “Ballad of the Poet-Intellectual.” African American Review 44.4 (2011): 701-704.

BOOK REVIEWS

Rev. of Freud Upside Down: African American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture, by Badia Sahar Ahad. Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society 18.1 (2013): 109-111.

INVITED TALKS

“The Forensic Fifty-Minute Hour: Crime, Mental Illness, and the Analyst-Analysand Relationship.” Psychoanalytic Studies Lunch and Learn Series. Emory University, Atlanta, GA, October 21, 2014.

“Community, Media, and Black Intellectual Paranoia-as-Politics.” Psychoanalytic Studies Department Lunch and Learn Series. Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, December 7, 2010.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Panel Chair and Presenter

“Traumatic Narrative Drawing in Jacques Tardi’s “Basket Case”” Graphic Narratives of Disability as Multisensory Transactions. Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago, IL, January 6, 2019.

Presenter

“Intangible Corporalities: Coded Entities and Surveillance Matrices in the Information Archives.” Society for Literature and Science in the Arts (SLSA), Milwaukee, WI, September 27-30, 2012.

“Dhalgren’s Works: Samuel R. Delany’s Novel as MOO Social Constructivist System.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Atlanta, GA, November 4-6, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

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