• African American literary and cultural studies, especially poetry
  • 19th Century US Literature and print culture
  • Classical reception studies
  • Rhetoric, literacy, and history of educational access in the US
  • Feminist and critical race theory

Courses Taught

University of Michigan: Afroamerican & African Studies, English, and Classics (2014-2018)

  • First Year Seminar: Black Women, Black Arts
  • The Art of Protest: Activist Aesthetics from Abolitionism to #BlackLivesMatter
  • Black Women in the United States, Part I: The 19th Century
  • “A Litany for Survival”: African American Women’s Poetry
  • 19th Century U.S. Women’s Poetry
  • Social Perceptions in 19th Century American Literature
  • Black Atlantic Classicisms
  • First Year Seminar: Black Odysseys: Classics in America
  • Honors Program: Great Books

University of California, Santa Cruz: Languages and Literature (2008-2013)

  • Elementary Latin 1
  • Teaching Assistant for Literature Department (12 courses)