Haitian Studies Association

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Simone A. James Alexander

Seton Hall University - Professor

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Email: alexansi@shu.edu
Open to talking with: Anyone, Educators (K-12), General Public, Journalists, Non-Profit Organizations, Scholars, Students (K-12), Students (College), Activists, Artists

Interests: Black Studies, Decolonization, Diaspora Studies, Identity, Immigration, Literature, Queer Theory, Sexualities, Women's and Gender Studies

Simone A. James Alexander is Professor of English, Africana Studies and Women and Gender Studies, affiliate member of the Russian and East European Studies Program and Latin America and Latino/Latina Studies at Seton Hall University, New Jersey. She served as Chair of the Department of Africana Studies in 2007-2010 and Director of the Africana Studies program in 2014-2019. Alexander is the author of the award-winning book, African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival and Citizenship (University Press of Florida, 2014; reprinted in May 2016), which also received Honorable Mention by the African Literature Association Book of the Year Scholarship Award. She is the recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award for African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival and Citizenship. Alexander is also the author of Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-Caribbean Women (University of Missouri Press, 2001) and coeditor of Feminist and Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Mothering (Africa World Press, 2013). Her articles appeared in African American Review, MLA Approaches to Teaching Gaines's The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Other Work, Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies, African Literature Today, Anglistica:An Interdisciplinary Journal, New Mango Season: A Journal of Caribbean Women's Writing, Revista Review InterAmericana, African Literature Association Bulletin, and edited collections. Her current book projects include Black Freedom in (Communist) Russia: Great Expectations, Utopian Visions and Bodies of (In)Difference: Gender, Sexuality, and Nationhood.