Associate professor, English
Education: Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania
Specialization: Caribbean and African-American literatures
Representative Publication: “Colón Man a Come”: Mythographies of Panamá Canal Migration (Lexington Books, 2005)
Honors: Scholar-in-Residence, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 2001-2002
Projects: My sabbatical will include relaxation and travel, with a sprinkling of research. My trips to Thailand and Trinidad will be hugely pleasurable; but while in Trinidad I also plan to conduct research on literary and social uses of carnival culture as a basis for my next project on popular fiction and the African diaspora.
Read reviews of Rhonda Frederick’s “Colón Man a Come”: Mythographies of Panamá Canal Migration.