Assistant Professor (AAS/English)
101A Minor Hall
My scholarship and teaching engage with narrative innovations in contemporary Caribbean literatures. I am particularly interested in the impact of popular music, orality, and trauma on the postcolonial novel. My forthcoming book, Phonographic Memories: Popular Music and the Contemporary Caribbean Novel (Rutgers 2019), investigates the relationship between popular music and memory, while my current book project, Caribbean Chronotropes, aims to posit a quantum theory of Caribbean time as evidenced in contemporary speculative literatures from the region. I have published articles on calypso, dub, trauma, relativity, and Indo-Trinidadian feminism.
SELECT COURSES OFFERED
• Musical Fictions
• Currents in African Literature
• Routes, Writing, Reggae
• Narrating the Caribbean
• Being Human: Race, Technology, and the Arts.
• Marcus, Marley, and McKay: From Jamaica to the World