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Dr.Tracey L. Walters


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Dr. Tracey L. Walters is Professor of Literature and former Chair 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 Black British literature . She has published a number of articles on the subject of African Diasporic Women’s literature and several books: I’m Not Your Mother’s Mammy: The Representation of the Domestic in Transatlantic Black Women’s Literature (Rutgers University Press, 2021), African American Women and the Classicists Tradition: Black Women Writers from Wheatley to Morrison (Palgrave 2007) and edited two collections on Zadie Smith: Critical Essays (Peter Lang 2008) and Zadie Smith Decoded (Peter Lang 2022) Walters is currently completing a book on black foster care in England. 

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.