Alexandria Smith

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Alexandria Smith completed her Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University New Brunswick. Her research explores questions of sensation, embodiment, eroticism, and geography in literatures written by diasporic Black queer subjects. Her dissertation, Afrekete’s Room: Mapping the Shape of Space and Narrative in Black Queer Women’s Writing proposes sensual worldmaking as a literary strategy which employs lived and embodied experiences as a source of literary and theoretical knowledge about gender, Blackness, and queerness.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies