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

“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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