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Associate Professor, Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies & Political Science, UW-Madison, 2018-present.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies & Political Science, UW-Madison, 2010-2018

Faculty Affiliate, Department of Afro-American Studies, UW-Madison, 2014-present

Anna Julia Cooper Post-Doctoral Fellow, Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies & Political Science, UW-Madison, 2009-2010

University of Chicago, Ph.D. Political Science, 2009;  M.A. Political Science, 2002

University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica), M.Sc. Development Studies, Gender and Development Concentration, 1997

Amherst College, B.A. Political Science and Black Studies, magna cum laude, 1992



In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools (University of Illinois Press, 2018). 

Peer Reviewed Articles

“Jane Gordon and the Creolization of Political Theory – A Gendered Reasoning.” (forthcoming, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture).

“Black on Red: Racing and Gendering 19th and 20th Century African Americans’ Interpretative Uses of Native American Political Experience” (with Jane Gordon). Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 2019 (First View).

“The Racial Contract: A Feminist Analysis.” Politics, Groups, and Identities, 2015, 3(3): 524-540.

“Beyond ‘Model Minority,’ ‘Superwoman,’ and ‘Endangered Species’: Conceptualizing Intersectional Coalitions among Black Immigrants, African American Women, and African American Men.” Journal of African American Studies, 2015, 19(1): 18-35.

“God, Gays, and Progressive Politics: Reconceptualizing Intersectionality as a Normatively Malleable Analytical Framework.” Perspectives on Politics, June 2013, 11(2): 447-460.

Book Chapters, Review Essays, and Book Reviews

“Black Women and the Intersectional Politics of Experience.” Forthcoming, Politics & Gender (symposium on Bell Hooks’ Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center) 2019.

Review of Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic, Feminist Formations, 2018, 30(1): 293-295.

“Freedom, Marronage, and the Politics of Experience." Theory & Event, 2017, 20(1): 207-211.

Review of Carol Hardy-Fanta’s (ed.) Intersectionality and Politics and Dara Z. Strolovitch’s Affirmative Advocacy, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2009, 11(4): 595-597.

“Bob Marley and the Politics of Subversion.” (with Louis Lindsay) in Bob Marley: The Man & His Music. Eleanor Wint (ed.), Kingston, Jamaica: Arawak Publications, 2003, 76-81.

“Is the Caribbean Male an Endangered Species?” in Gendered Realities: Essays in Caribbean Feminist Thought. Patricia Mohammed (ed.), Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2002, 56-82.


Michael Harrington Book Award. Caucus for a New Political Science, American Political Science Association, 2019.

Alex Willingham Best Political Theory Paper Award, National Conference of Black Political Scientists, 2019

Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities Award, UW-Madison, 2018

Hilldale Faculty Research Award, UW-Madison, 2017

Chancellor's Inclusive Excellence Teaching Award, UW-Madison, 2016

Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship (Semi-finalist), 2016

Vilas Life Cycle Award, UW-Madison, 2015

Anonymous Fund Institutional Grant for “Gendering and Queering the African Diaspora”; Speaker Series, UW- Madison, 2013

Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Sabbatical Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison, 2013

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Alternate), 2013

American Association of University Women Summer Research Publication Grant (Alternate), 2010

Consortium for Faculty Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship/The College of Wooster (Declined), 2009

Trustees Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2008-2009; 2000-2005

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Graduate Fellowship, 2005-2008

Patricia Lynn Baker Memorial Prize, Best M.A. Paper in the Social Sciences Division, University of Chicago, 2002

Community Leadership Award, University of Chicago Community Service Center, 2002