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Ph.D., M.A., Harvard University; B.A., Wellesley College
Writing has been a part of my life since I can remember and I have done my best to make a lifestyle of writing and reading. My graduate work focused on the transnational exchange of ideas about freedom among poets-three women in particular. This work took me through a series of explorations of Cuba, Brazil and the United States during the second half of the 19th century. I was especially curious about how poetic language-that is, metaphor-allows people to reimagine space, place, history and self.
More recently, my research focuses on contemporary poets and how they exhibit a cosmopolitan poetics in their work and how they envision an idea global citizenship. I am also interested in contemporary poetics as a form of prophetic utterance, building on the trope of the poet-prophet.
My current poetry project explores the experience of pregnant enslaved women in the Americas during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This project also explores how imperial, colonial and and slave holding forces influenced the evolution of generations, as well as, the role of the body in negotiating the liminality between life and death in the context of slave births.
What I Love About Emmanuel:
I love Emmanuel's commitment to educating the whole person. I love its respect for the intellectual, social, and spiritual lives of students and faculty.