Professor Smith teaches courses in Anglophone Caribbean literature, African-American Literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, literary method, and Caribbean women and globalization.
Research interests: intellectual history of the nineteenth-century Caribbean; gender, sexuality, and national sovereignty in the late 20th century. She is editing a collection of essays on sexuality and citizenship in the Caribbean.
Duke University, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, M.A.
University of the West Indies, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Center for German and European Studies Course Development Grant (2011)
Academic Year 2008-09 Fellow in Residence, W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University (2008)
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund (2008)
Fellow, National Endowment of the Humanities (2005)
Dean's Office grant for Team-teaching: developed and taught course on the Caribbean with Angela Perez in Spring (2004)
Dean's Office grant for developing AAAS interdisciplinary course (2004)
National Humanities Center Fellowship (2002 - 2003)
Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellow of the Huntington Library (San Marino, California) (1998)
Marva and Sheva Bernstein Faculty Fellowship (internal) (1998 - 1999)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers University (1997 - 1998)
Mazer Award, Brandeis University (1996)
Jane's Awards (internal; Latin American and Latino Studies) (1995 - 2002)
|AAAS||79b||Afro-American Literature of the Twentieth Century|
|AAAS||125b||Caribbean Women and Globalization: Sexuality, Citizenship, Work|
|AAAS||132b||Introduction to African Literature|
|AAAS||133b||The Literature of the Caribbean|
|AAAS||134b||Novel and Film of the African Diaspora|
|ENG||1a||Introduction to Literary Studies|
|ENG||77a||Screening the Tropics|
|ENG||80a||Black Looks: The Promise and Perils of Photography|
|ENG||107a||Women Writing Desire: Caribbean Fiction and Film|
|ENG||127b||Migrating Bodies, Migrating Texts|
|ENG||138a||Making Modern Subjects: Empire, Citizenship, Intimacy|
|ENG||237a||Reading the Black Transnation|
|ENG||267a||Imagining Freedom in the Caribbean|
|WMGS||105b||Feminist Theories in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective|