Simone Drake

Assistant Professor, Department of African American and African Studies

Simone Drake has published "Gendering Diasporic Migration in Erna Brodber's Louisiana" in MaComère: Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, "Craig Brewer and Kara Walker: Sexing the Difference and Rebuilding the South" in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, and "A Space Beyond Beulah: Assessing the Mixed Race Body in Danzy Senna's 'The Land of Beulah'" in America and the Black Body: Identity Politics in Print and Visual Culture (Ed. Carol E. Henderson). She has several articles forthcoming in journals and edited collections on African American literature, film and culture. Her book-length manuscript, Transnational Negotiations: Critical Appropriations in Contemporary Black Women's Cultural Productions, is under review at Louisiana State University Press. A second research project that explores constructions of healthy black masculinities in U.S. culture is in progress.

Areas of Expertise
  • Critical Race and Gender Studies
  • Black Feminist Theory
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Black Masculinity Studies
  • Literature of the African Diaspora
  • Popular and Visual Culture
  • Comparative Race Studies
  • Critical Legal Studies
  • Ph.D. University of Marlyland 2007
  • M.A. The Ohio State University 2000
  • B.A. Dension University 1997

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