Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2007
PH.D., 2002, from University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Specializations: Postcolonial African literature, literary theory
Courses Regularly taught: ENGL 4404: Topics in African Literature, ENGL 4230: Theory-base studies in Literature, ENGL 2110: World Literature, ENGL 3400: Survey of African literature, ENGL 2300: Introduction to African and African Diaspora Literatures.
Most Recent or Most Important Publications:
"Ousmane Sembene's Xala: The Novel, the Film, and their Audiences. "Research in African Literatures.Vol.29, No.2 (Summer, 1998), pp. 147-158.
"The Rehetoric of Violence in African Literature." Understanding Violence: Contexts and Portrayals. Marika Guggisberg and David Weir (eds.) Interdisciplinary Press. Oxford: 2009, pp.289-300.
"Reclaiming Agency: How to Walk out of the Dark in Alex La Guma's A Walk in the Night and In the Fog of the Season's End." will appear in SAFARA Revue Internationals de Langues, Litteratures et Cultures. No 1-10 (January 2011), pp 5-20.
Violence and the Ethics of Reading: The Body as Site of Violence and Resistance in Alex Laguma's In Fog of the Season's End and Sony Labou Tansi's La Vie et Demie." Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS) (Fall 2012)
"Traumatics: The Representation of Trauma in Yvonne Vera's Without a Name" will appear in Managing Conflicts in Africa's Democratic Transitions published by Lexington . (Fall 2012)
"Teaching about Africa: Violence and Conflict Management," an article I wrote with Dr. Linda Johnson, will be part of Teaching Africa: A Guide for the 21st Century Classroom published by Indiana University Press.
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. "Not Just a Glorified Discussion Board: Using Voice Thread Effectively in the Online Classroom," (Co-authored with Dr. Tamara Powell.)