Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
Alma Mater: PhD, Indiana University Bloomington, 1991
Office: Memorial Hall East, M-20
A210 Black Women in the Diaspora, A430 The Cinema of Africana Women, A386 Black Feminist Perspectives, A408 Race, Gender, and Class in Cross-Cultural Perspective, A452 Historical Issues in Black Education, Senior Seminar: Race, Gender, and Sport in American Culture.
Black women’s leadership in early to mid-20th century, black women educators and organizers, black female performance culture of the early to the mid-20th century.
Frame by Frame III: A Filmography of the African American Image, 1995-2003, IU Press, forthcoming
“ Fight the Power: The Spike Lee Reader, edited by Janice D. Hamlet, Robin R. Means Coleman, New York: Peter Lang Press, 2009.
"Lucy Laney and the Building of the Haines School Community," in African American Women Educators: a Critical Examination of Pedagogies, Educational Ideas, and Activism, edited by Karen A. Johnson and Abul Pitre, University Press of America (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield), December, 2010.
Introduction: “Cinema Culture in the New South Africa,” in The Devil You Dance With: Film Culture in the New South Africa, edited by Audrey Thomas McCluskey, University of Illinois Press, Fall, 2008, pp10-24.
“Is it Something I Said?: Censorship and the Richard Pryor Television Show, 1977,” in Richard Pryor: Life and Legacy of a “Crazy” Black Man, edited by Audrey Thomas McCluskey, Indiana UP, December, 2008, pp 73-91.
“Richard Pryor: Comic Genius, Tortured Soul,” Introduction to Richard Pryor: The Life and Legend of a ‘Crazy’ Black Man, Indiana UP, 2008, pp 1-23.
“A Conversation with Toni Morrison,” in Toni Morrison: Conversations and Interviews, edited by Carolyn Denard, University of Mississippi Press, Spring, 2008.
“The Shifting Landscape in Current Black Film Culture,” Introduction to Frame by Frame III: A Filmography of the Black Diasporan Image, Indiana University Press, 2007, pp ix-xiv.
“Film Poster Art and Racial Representation,” in Imaging Blackness: Race and Racial Representation in Film Poster Art, Indiana UP, 2007, pp 1-6.
“Manly Husbands and Womanly Wives: Lucy Craft Laney and the Ideology of Black
Womanhood in the Post-Bellum South” in Post Reconstruction, Pre-Harlem Renaissance
African American Literature and Culture, 1877-1919, edited by Barbara McCaskill and
Carolyn Gebhard , NYU Press, 2006, pp 74-89.
Curator, “Imaging Blackness: Film Posters from the Black Film Center/Archive,” national touring exhibition, presented by Exhibits USA, May, 2008-2011.
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