Faculty Profiles: Rachel Mordecai
Rachel Mordecai has a BA from Brandeis University, an MA from the University of the West Indies, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Her teaching and research interests include Caribbean and African Diaspora literature, multi-cultural American literature, popular literature and culture of the Caribbean, and autobiography and life-writing. She has published on Peter Tosh’s iterations of black citizenship, Lawrence Scott’s amnesiac white creole women, and figurations of blackness in Margaret Cezair-Thompson and Robert Antoni; she has an essay forthcoming on teaching gender in Kamau Brathwaite. Her book, Citizenship Under Pressure: The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture, appeared from the University of the West Indies Press in 2014.
Areas of Specialization: African, African American, & African Diaspora Studies, American, Atlantic, & Hemispheric Studies, Colonial, Postcolonial, & Transnational Studies, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature