Subjects taught the current academic year:
Subjects taught in recent years:
Black-American literature and culture, race and visual studies, women’s & gender studies, performance studies, and material culture studies.
“Biden and The Return of the Humanities” by Sandy Alexandre; for the New York Daily News.
“Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye: First Things First” Program Notes for Awoye Timpo’s stage production of Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye The Huntington Theatre. Copyright © 2020 by Sandy Alexandre.
“Ways of Absence: Or, The Unbearable Heft of Being Materialized” in Being Material, Edited by Marie-Pier Boucher, Stefan Helmreich, Skylar Tibbits, Rebecca Uchill, and Evan Ziporyn. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2019, pp. 134-139.
“Just Feathers: Righting Wrongs with Georgia Douglas Johnson’s Plumes,” Modern Drama, Volume 62, Issue 4, Winter 2019.
“Lovesick in the Time of Smallpox: Romancing the State of Nature in Toni Morrison’s A MERCY,” Criticism: Vol. 59 : Iss. 2 , Article 4.
“Picturing Freedom,” Review of Ashley Bryan’s Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan. Public Books (May 2017).
“Adoption and Persuasion: Raising and Reckoning with Beloved,” Critical Insights: Beloved. Salem Press, 2015.
“Culmination in Miniature: Late Style and the Essence of Richard Wright’s Haiku” in Richard Wright: New Readings in the 21st Century, Vol. II. Eds., Alice Craven, William Dow, and Yoko Nakamura. New York: Continuum Books. (forthcoming 2013).
“From the Same Tree: Gender and Shared Iconography in Representations of Violence in Beloved,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society, Vol. 36, No. 4, Summer 2011: 915-940.
“Surfeit of Influence: Listening as Retreat and Antidote in TopDog/UnderDog,” The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, 22 No. 3 (Fall 2010) 43-68.
“‘[The] things what happened with our family’: Property & Inheritance in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson,” Modern Drama, 52.1 (2009): 73-98.
(Awarded the Modern Drama Award for Outstanding Article for the year 2009)
“Out—On a Limb: The Spatial Politics of Lynching Photography,” Mississippi Quarterly, Winter-Spring 2008, 61 No.1-2.: 71-112.
Interview-essay with Edwidge Danticat: “My Turn in the Fire,” Transition 93 (2003): 110-128.
Annotations for Ralph Ellison, “Remembering Richard Wright,” “Letter to Stanley Edgar Hyman” and James Baldwin, “Going to Meet the Man” in Norton Anthology of African American Literature 2nd edition, eds. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay (New York: Norton, 2003): 1599-1617; 1750-1761.
Rev. of Open Gate: An Anthology of Haitian Creole Poetry, ed. Jack Hirschman and Paul Laraque. Virginia Quarterly Review 78 (Spring 2002): 65-66.
Rev. of From My People: 400 Years of African-American Folklore, ed. Daryl Cumber Dance. Virginia Quarterly Review 78 (Autumn 2002): 118.
“Exiled” in The Butterfly’s Way: Voices From the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, ed. Edwidge Danticat (New York: Soho Press, 2001): 174-187.