Professor, English Department

M.F.A., Brown University, 1998
tel.: 607-777-2894
fax.: 607-777-2408 

Areas of Interest

Contemporary Caribbean "Queer" Writing 
Latin American ("queer" and other) literature 
Black British writers 
Literatures of testimony and human rights 
Francophone Caribbean literature in translation 
Experimental fiction and creative nonfiction


Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh (Akashic, 2013)
The Torturer's Wife (City Lights, 2008) 
Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (editor; Duke, 2008) 
Words to Our Now; Imagination and Dissent (essays; Minnesota, 2005)
Whose Song? and Other Stories (City Lights, 2000)

Recent Courses Taught

Literature, Race, and Film: History, Politics, Place 
The French Caribbean: Nations in Translation 
Identity, Sexuality, and Gender in Contemporary Caribbean Literature 
Graduate Fiction workshop 
Advanced Fiction and Intermediate Fiction workshops

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Board of Directors, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York (CUNY)

Last Updated: 7/27/16