Professor of English and Africana Studies. Storrs.
Specialties: American literature, 1865-present; ethnic American literature; African American iterature; racial passing; slavery and abolition; visual culture; American studies.
Current Research: Published books: Lost and Found in Translation: Contemporary Ethnic American Writing and Politics of Language Diversity (North Carolina Press, 2005); Unruly Tongue: Identity and Voice in American Women’s Writing, 1850-1930(University Press of Mississippi, 1998); currently at work on a third book that examines antislavery illustrated books prior to Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
See Martha J. Cutter’s Faculty Bookshelf