Comparative Literature, Africana Studies
Ph.D. 1985, Indiana; M.A. 1978, American; B.A. 1976
Areas of Research/Interest: Black American film, literary and cultural studies, black film in Africa and Europe.
We Won't Budge: An African Exile in the World (Basic Books, 2003)
African Film: New Forms of Aesthetics and Politics (Prestel, 2010)
In Search of Africa. Harvard University Press. 1998.
Black American Cinema: Aesthetics and Spectatorship, ed. Routledge. 1993.
African Cinema: Politics and Culture. Indiana University Press. 1992.
Roch in Reverse (1995)
Maison Tropicale (2008)
Edouard Glissant: One World in Relation (2010)
Fellowships/Honors: Jury Member, The National Black Programming Consortium, Inc., Columbus, OH, 1992, 1989; Jury Member, The Paul Robeson Award, The Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou, 1987; NAACP Top of the Mountain Award, 1998.