Book Project

A Canada in the South: Maroons in American Literature, Under Advance Contract with SUNY Press (May 2022).

*This project has been supported by a Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship offering $40,000 to community college faculty working on cutting-edge scholarship. <;

Refereed Articles and Book Chapters

“Harriet Jacobs, Marronage, and Alternative Freedoms in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, forthcoming July 2022.

“Maroons and Marronage in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.” A History of the Literature of the US South, Ed. Harilaos Stecopoulos. Cambridge UP, 2021.

“The Practice of Peer Observation.” Multi-authored. HETS: Hispanic Educational Technology Services 9.2 (May 2019). Online.

“Freedom on the Move: Marronage in Martin Delany’s Blake, or, The Huts of America,” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 43.3 (Fall 2018): 1-18. <;

Public Writing

“Community Building in the Community College Classroom.” Inside Higher Ed, 7 January 2020. Online. <;

“Blinded by the White: Race and the Exceptionalizing of Ted Bundy.” Nursing Clio, July 2019. <;

“Advice on Moving Toward Engaging Public Scholarship.” CUNY Publics Lab, 29 March 2019. <;

“Advice for the Community College Scholar.” Inside Higher Ed, 21 Feb. 2019. Online. <;

Media Appearances and Coverage

“Slack, Icebreakers, and Extra Credit: Creating Community with Sean Gerrity.” The Mortarboard Podcast. 30 mins. Online Apple iTunes.

Apple iTunes Podcasts. Air Date: 25 January 2020. <>

Weissman, Sara. “Scholars Discuss Pedagogy and Community College Jobs at MLA Conference.” Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. 9 January 2020. Online. <>

“SNAPSHOT: Slavery, Freedom, and Marronage.” CUNY SUM Research Feature. 30 January 2019. Online.<>

“Beyond the Underground Railroad: Stories of the American Maroons.” WAMC Public Radio’s The Academic Minute.Air Dates: 27 November and 26 December 2018. Radio. [Selected as “President’s Choice” segment 2018. <>

Joint Publications

“The Year in Conferences: MLA,” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 61.1 (2015): 114-211.

Book Reviews

“Marronage as the Past, Present, and Future of Liberation.” Review of Quincy Saul’s Maroon Comix: Origins and Destinies (Oakland, CA: PM, 2018). sx salon 36 (Feb. 2021). Online. <;

Sylviane A. Diouf’s Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons (NYU Press, 2014), Journal of the Early Republic 34.4 (Winter 2014): 683-86.

Hoang Gia Phan’s Bonds of Citizenship: Law and the Labors of Emancipation (NYU Press, 2013), Journal of American Studies 48.4 (November 2014): E102.

Jodi Melamed’s Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism (U of Minnesota Press, 2011), JMMLA: The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 46.2-47.1 (Fall 2013/Spring 2014): 157-60.

Reference Entries

“The Cold War and Literature.” Research Guide to American Literature: Post-War Literature, 1945-1970. Ed. John Cusatis. New York: Infobase Publishing, Facts on File. 2010.

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