African diaspora studies and Women's Studies
Southern Regional Educational Board Faculty Mentor of the Year, 1997.
The Difference Place Makes: Gender Ethnicity and Diaspora Identity; Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2003
"The Body [as] Politic in Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust." African American Review (2004); "Colored Readings; or, Interpretation and the Raciogendered Body" Reading Sites: Social Difference and Reader Response. Eds Patrocinio Schweickart and Elizabeth Flynn. Chicago: MLA, 2004; "Hearing Reading and Being Read by Beloved," NWSA Journal (1998)