Academic Publications

My research explores Black and Indigenous relations in art and literature as well as Black Lives Matter era aesthetics and converses with Black and Indigenous feminisms, queer of color critique, and scholarship in Black aesthetics.

Chapters in Edited Publications

“Seen and Unseen: The Role of the Venus in N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season,” in New Criticism and Pedagogical Directions for Black Women Writers (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2022).

“Harry Potter and Black Liberation Movements: Addressing the Imagination Gap with History,” in Harry Potter: Race, Justice, and Difference (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2021).

Journal Articles in Progress

“‘A History of Violence’: Black and Indigenous Fugitivity in Lovecraft Country

“Afrofuturist Activism: Explorations in the Slavery Counter-Archive”

“Because the Negroes were Coming Down the Street: Afrofuturist Aesthetics in Black Sacramento Protests”


All of Us are She, Trouble the Waters: Stories of the Deep Blue (forthcoming)

Blurred Lines, Running Wild Anthology of Stories, Vol. 2

Leave It at the Altar, East Jasmine Review

Shadow of Death, Drunken Boat

If You Get There, TAYO Literary Magazine

Peppermint & Memories, South 85

I Love You, I Hate You, Don’t Leave, Lunch Ticket

Reliable as the Stars, The Copperfield Review