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. <https://www.acls.org/fellow-grantees/sean-gerrity/>
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. <https://doi.org/10.1093/melus/mly024>
“Community Building in the Community College Classroom.” Inside Higher Ed, 7 January 2020. Online. <https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/01/07/building-community-community-college-classrooms-opinion>
“Blinded by the White: Race and the Exceptionalizing of Ted Bundy.” Nursing Clio, July 2019. <https://nursingclio.org/2019/07/18/blinded-by-the-white-race-and-the-exceptionalizing-of-ted-bundy/>
“Advice on Moving Toward Engaging Public Scholarship.” CUNY Publics Lab, 29 March 2019. <https://publicslab.gc.cuny.edu/advice-on-moving-toward-engaging-public-scholarship/>
“Advice for the Community College Scholar.” Inside Higher Ed, 21 Feb. 2019. Online. <https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/02/21/how-community-college-professors-can-best-pursue-active-research-agenda-opinion>
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. < http://mortarboard.libsyn.com/slack-icebreakers-and-extra-credit-creating-community-with-sean-gerrity>
Weissman, Sara. “Scholars Discuss Pedagogy and Community College Jobs at MLA Conference.” Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. 9 January 2020. Online. < https://diverseeducation.com/article/163439/>
“SNAPSHOT: Slavery, Freedom, and Marronage.” CUNY SUM Research Feature. 30 January 2019. Online.< https://sum.cuny.edu/snapshot-slavery-freedom-and-marronage/>
“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. <https://academicminute.org/2018/12/best-of-week-presidents-choice-sean-gerrity-hostos-community-college-maroons/>
“The Year in Conferences: MLA,” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 61.1 (2015): 114-211.
“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. <http://smallaxe.net/sxsalon/reviews/marronage-past-present-and-future-liberation>
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.
“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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