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Dr.Tracey L. Walters


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Office: SBS S-245

Dr. Tracey L. Walters is Professor of Literature of the Department of Africana Studies at Stony Brook University where she also holds an affiliate appointment with the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Dr. Walters works in the areas of African American Women’s Literature Black British literature. She has published a number of articles on the subject of African Diasporic Women’s literature and two books: African American Women and the Classicists Tradition: Black Women Writers from Wheatley to Morrison (Palgrave 2007) and edited the collection Zadie Smith: Critical Essays (Peter Lang 2008). Walters is currently completing a multimedia project on Caribbean nannies in New York. In Fall 2013, Dr. Walters received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Stony Brook University chapter of the NAACP.

Selected Publications

Not Your Mother's Mammy. Rutgers University Press, 2020

Zadie Smith: Today's Writers and Their Works, (ebook) Marshall Cavendish, September 9, 2012

"Black British Women and the Politics of Hair, In " Diasporic Women's Writing of the Black Atlantic (En)gendering Literature and Performance. Ed. Emilia Maria Duran, Almarza and Alverez Lopez, Routledge, 2016.

"Fighting for Power: A Comparative Reading of the white/black Female Relationship in Kathryn Sockett's The Help, Ousmane Sembene's Black Girl and Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy. Ed. Fiona Mills. Like one of the Family: Domestic Workers, Race and In/Visiibility in The Help. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016.

"Bernadine Evaristo's Re-Writing of Roman London in The Emperor's Babe". Oxford University Press, forthcoming.