Monograph: Postcolonial Fiction and Colonial Time: Waiting for Now (Edinburgh UP 2022)
First study of the temporality of waiting across postcolonial fiction of the long twentieth century. More information can also be found under the heading “Waiting for Now” in the menu above.
NeMLA Annual Book Award
A list of the winners of the NeMLA Annual Book Award for the Best Unpublished Manuscript. Postcolonial Fiction and Colonial Time: Waiting for Now won the 2020 award.
Pitzer College Faculty Profile
At Pitzer College, I am a member of the English and World Literature field group, and I teach courses that include surveys of world literature, postcolonial studies, and special topics courses such as “Terror and the Text.”
Press Release: Ford Foundation Dissertation Completion Honorable Mention Awardees
I received an honorable mention for the 2016 Ford Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship. The program seeks “to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”
Waiting as Cultural Practice Interdisciplinary Conference: Paderborn, Germany
Link to the conference website and program, May 18-20 2016. I presented a paper on “strategic waiting” in novels from South Africa and Sierra Leone.
Bessie Head Thirty Years On: Southern African Women Writing Resistance
Link to description of the 2016 MLA panel, where I presented my work on Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People.
African Studies Association’s 2014 Annual Conference
Link to abstract I presented in accordance with the conference theme on Violence.
Interdisciplinary Studies Institute
I worked for the Institute from 2012 to 2017, assisting with the running of faculty seminars, bringing faculty to campus for week-long residencies in conjunction with our annual theme, and the planning of major symposiums on the UMass Amherst campus.