Ph.D. 1997 Princeton
- African-American Literature
- Feminist Theory
- Postcolonial Studies
- Psychoanalytic Theory
- Taboo Subjects: Race, Sex, and Psychoanalysis. University of Minnesota Press, 2005.
- “Nationalism, Feminism, and the War in Afghanistan: Media (Un)Coverage of Afghan Women,” Globalizing Afghanistan: Terrorism, War, and the Rhetoric of Nation Building, ed. David Jefferess and Zubeda Jalalzai, Duke UP (forthcoming, 2010).
- “Black Children, White Preference: Brown v. Board, the Doll Tests, and the Politics of Self-Esteem” American Quarterly 61.2 (June 2009): 299-332
- “Politics and Pathologies,” Frantz Fanon: Critical Perspectives, ed. A. Allessandrini, Routledge, 1999.
- “Myths of the Masculine Subject: Freud’s Oedipus Complex and Douglass’s 1845 Narrative,” The Psychoanalysis of Race, ed. Christopher Lane, Columbia UP, 1998.
- “Who is that Masked Women? Or, the Role of Gender in Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks,” PMLA 110.1 (1995): 75-88.
- Work in Progress: Legal Tender: Tales of Law, Justice, and Civic Authority.