American Literature, Diaspora Studies, Textual Studies
Postcolonial studies, comparative theatre theory, modern Indian theatre, contemporary world theatre, Anglophone literature, diaspora studies.
postcolonial literatures and theory; south Asian and south Asian American literatures; African literatures; diaspora studies; gender and sexuality studies
I am interested in Memory Studies, Queer Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Diaspora Studies, Popular Culture and Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Critical Race Theory, Marxist Theory, Africana Existentialism, Existential Theory, Feminist Theory, Africana Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Critical Race Studies in Philosohpy
Post-WWII American and British Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism, Composition/Rhetoric, American Culture Studies, Gender Studies, Diaspora Studies
-African American Literature
-Black Atlantic Studies, Black Diaspora Studies, and Transnational Studies
-African Literature in English and French
-Postcolonial Literature and Film
I direct the Institute for Research in the Humanities at UW-Madison, and do research and teach in modernist studies, feminist studies, narrative studies, migration/diaspora studies, world literatures, postcolonial studies. In 2013, I am the chair of the Division of 20th Century English Literature.
Anglophone & Scottish Gaelic literature; Scottish studies; postcolonial studies; postcolonial theory; diaspora studies; colonial discourse analysis; Black/Asian British literature and culture; anglophone literature from Canada, New Zealand and Africa; the black diaspora and Germany; images of Celticity; film and TV; strategies for teaching transcultural competence in EFL (English as a foreign language) courses.
My primary field of research is the study of people making music. My research outputs mainly have a social focus, with much work crossing other disciplinary fields (e.g., Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Island Studies, Diaspora Studies, Performance Studies and Cultural Studies). The ethnographic component of my research methods includes original field research in diverse contexts, including Japan, small island cultures (e.g., Japanese small islands, and the Channel Islands), and New Zealand.