My primary research interests include post-45 African-American Literature, Black Marxist writing, Black Feminism, and Critical Prison Studies. I focus especially on the economic and gendered discourses underlying depictions of police violence in the early Cold War era African-American novel and the representational dissonance with contemporaneous newspaper depictions of such violence. I recently reviewed Charles Lee's Ingenious Citizenship: Recrafting Democracy for Social Change for College Literature. My non-academic work can be found in The Guardian, The Nation, Bookforum, and other venues. My first novel is forthcoming from Norton and is available for pre-order here.