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

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, Forthcoming May 2018). 

Peer Reviewed Articles

“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 and Review Essays

“Jane Gordon and the Creolization of Political Theory – A Gendered Reasoning.” (forthcoming, Social Identities 2018).

Review of Intimate Justice.: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic (forthcoming, Feminist Formations 2018).

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

“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.


Black Ladies and the Art of Resistance: Intellectuals, Athletes, and Beauty Queens. Book manuscript. (Prospectus available upon request).

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

“(Re)Conceptualizing All-Black Male Schools as Black Feminist Politics.” Scholarly article under review.


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 Fellowship 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