Professor of Comparative Literature and 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.
African American Review, Modern Language Association.
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.
Books: 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.
Films: Roch in Reverse (1995)
Maison Tropicale (2008)