Visiting Assistant Professor
Office Address: 214 Kauke
- PhD, University of Michigan 2011
- MA, University of Michigan 2004
- BA, College of Wooster 1999
- Sound & Voice in African-American Literature
- ILCS: Unreal Cities
- The Black Atlantic: From Slave Ships to Hip Hop
- Black Internationalism and the Cold War
African American cultural and intellectual history; music studies, especially jazz and “creative improvised music”; sound studies; black radicalism; critical theory, Marxism, and psychoanalysis; teaching interests also include 20th c. U.S. arts and culture; minstrelsy in the 20th century; the 1970s in politics, film, and pop music; historiography and methodology, i.e. “theory for historians”; and speculative fiction.
Work in Progress
After Modern Jazz: Black Music and Decolonization (book manuscript, forthcoming)
On many Sunday afternoons can be heard on WCWS 90.9FM broadcasting a segment called “Try Some Ammonia,” a part of the TransGlobal Groove Collective.