Alma Mater: PhD, (bi-national) Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany with Indiana University Bloomington, 2008
A141 Introduction to Writing and the Study of Black Literature I; A142 Introduction to Writing and the Study of Black Literature II; A249 African American Autobiography; A480 and A680 The Black Novel
African American literature; black diasporic literature; transnational narratives; life writing; literature and food studies; literature and onomastics
Constructs of “Home” in Gloria Naylor’s Quartet, Wuerzburg: Koenigshausen & Neumann, 2011.
“Violent Health and Comforting Illness: Paradoxical Body Fictions in Gloria Naylor’s Linden Hills,” In Writing Between Apocalypse and Redemption: Gloria Naylor’s Fiction, collected by Claudine Raynaud, Suzette Tanis-Plant, and Emmanuelle Andrès, 55-72. Paris:Harmattan, 2010.
“Heimsuche, Heimsuchung: ‘Home’ in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day,” LWU, Vol. 35, No. 4 (2002), 325-345.