I am currently the Chair of the Department of English, and I also serve on the Faculty Senate, Honors Council, and the Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Action Council. Across these various roles, I strive to foster the mentorship and collegial atmosphere so crucial to my own personal and intellectual growth while a student at Andrews.
Select Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters
“Lessons for Whiteness: Keith Hamilton Cobb’s American Moor.” Shakespeare, vol. 17, no. 1, 2021, pp. 54-57.
Co-authored with L. Monique Pittman, Karl Bailey, and Kristen Denslow. “‘Were I human’: Beingness and the Postcolonial Object in Westworld’s Appropriation of The Tempest.” Variable Objects. Edited by Louise Geddes and Valerie Fazel. Edinburgh UP, 2021. pp. 85-107.
“Get Out and the Remediation of Othello's Sunken Place: Beholding White Supremacy's Coagula.” Borrowers and Lenders 8.1 (2020): n.p.
“‘How dey goin to kill Othello’: Key & Peele, Race, and Shakespearean Universality.” Journal of American Studies vol. 54 no. 1, 2020, pp. 27-35.
“The Moor Makes a Cameo: Serial, Shakespeare, and the White Racial Frame.” The Routledge Handbook to Shakespeare and Global Appropriation, edited by Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, and Mariam Jacobson. Routledge, 2019. pp. 359- 369.
“Far More Black than Black: Stereotypes, Masculinity, and Americanization in Tim Blake Nelson’s O.” Literature/Film Quarterly vol. 45 no. 2, 2017, n.p.
“‘Not a Moor Exactly’: Shakespeare, Serial, and Modern Constructions of Race.” Shakespeare Quarterly vol. 67 no. 1 , 2016, pp. 30-50.
“Speak of me as I am”: Othello in Post-racial America, Edinburgh University Press, under contract.
“When the Master’s Tools Fail: Racial Euphemism in Shakespeare Appropriation, or, the Activist Value of Premodern Critical Race Studies.” Literature Compass. Forthcoming Spring 2021.
“Where are We in the Melody of the New Scholarly Song? A Reflection on the Present and Future of Shakespeare and Race.” Exemplaria. Forthcoming Spring 2021.
Co-Editor, with Geoffrey Way. Rethinking Shakespeare and Appropriation for the Twenty-First Century. In progress.
2021: Daniel S. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award
2020-2021: Andrews University Faculty Teaching Fellow
2018: Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
2018-2021 Research Faculty
2016-2022: Faculty Research Grant