Office: Keezell 208

Phone: (540) 568-6391

Office Hours: 
Tuesday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
or by appointment

Courses Spring 2019:
ENG 222: Genres, Weird World Fiction
ENG 299: Writing About Literature
ENG 433: Advanced Studies in Arabic Literature, Space and Place: The Novel in N. Africa

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

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)

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

Monster Portraits (Rose Metal Press, 2018) Note: Illustrated by Del Samatar
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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