Office: Keezell 208

Phone: (540) 568-6391

Office Hours: 
M/W 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
TH 8:15-9:15 AM

Courses Fall 2018:
ENG 299: Writing About Literature
ENG 332: Special Topics in Literature and Language: Dystopian Novels

Specialization: 
Arabic Literature, African Literature, World Literature, Transnational Anglophone and 
          Postcolonial Literature, Afrofuturism, Speculative Fiction

Education:
Ph.D., African Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., English, Goshen College

Current Research:
The White Mosque (book project)
"Towards a Planetary History of Afrofuturism" (article in progress)

Awards:
William L. Crawford Award for Best Fantasy Debut, 2014 
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, 2014 
British Fantasy Award, 2014 
World Fantasy Award, 2014

Publications:
Books
A Stranger in Olondria (Small Beer Press, 2013).
The Winged Histories (Small Beer Press, 2016).

Articles and Book Chapters
“Spectacle of the Other: Recreating A Thousand and One Nights in Film.” Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives. Ed. Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, and Kendra Magnus-Johnston. New York: Routledge, 2015. 34-47.

“Global Names, Local Frames: Yahya Haqqi’s Qindīl Umm Hāshim and National Culture.” At the Crossroads: Readings of the Postcolonial and the Global in  African Literature and Visual Art. Ed. Ghirmai Negash. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2014. 285-304.

“Charting the Constellation: Past and Present in Things Fall Apart.” Research in African Literatures 42.2 (2011): 60-71. 

Selected Short Fiction
“How to Get Back to the Forest.” Lightspeed 46 (2014). Reprinted in Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015.

“Ogres of East Africa.” Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. Ed. Rose Fox and Daniel José Older. Framingham: Crossed Genres Press, 2014. Reprinted in Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015.

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