ACADEMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

Professional Service National and International         

2015

Advisory Board Member, Oxford Bibliographies, African American Literature (will compile entries, suggest authors, review and approve articles, and contribute one of my own).

Scholar/Advisor: The James Baldwin Project. http://jamesbaldwinproject.org/ScholarsAdvisors.html (February 1, 2015)

Chair, Modern Language Association Committee for William Sanders Scarborough Prize for the Best Work in Black Literature and Culture.

Editorial Board Member, FORECAST book series (Forum for European Contributions in African American Studies), Liverpool University Press (with University of Chicago Press in the United States).

Editorial Board Member, The James Baldwin Review.

Executive Board Member, Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)

2014

Chair, Wise-Susman Prize committee, American Studies Association

Member, Modern Language Association Committee for William Sanders Scarborough Prize for the Best Work in Black Literature and Culture

Editorial Board Member, FORECAST book series (Forum for European Contributions in African American Studies), Liverpool University Press (with University of Chicago Press in the United States).

Editorial Board Member, The James Baldwin Review.

Executive Board Member, Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)

2013

Chair, Wise-Susman Prize committee, American Studies Association

Editorial Board Member, FORECAST book series (Forum for European Contributions in African American Studies), Liverpool University Press (with University of Chicago Press in the United States).

Editorial Board Member, The James Baldwin Review. (In organizational stages.)

Executive Board Member, Collegium for African American Research (CAAR; renewed)

Peer Reviewer, “Beyond Borders with James Baldwin:  A Practical Guide for Everyone,” ed. Rosa Bobia, Kennesaw State University.

2012

Reader and back cover blurb writer for Nicholas F. Radel’s Understanding Edmund White. University of South Carolina Press, 2013.

Distinguished Visiting Professor of African American Studies, University of Italy in Cagliari (UNICA), June 13-July 14, 2012.

Manuscript Reviewer, New York University Press

2011

Executive Board Member, Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)

2010

External Examiner, Dissertation Defense of Pekka Kilpeläinen, Foreign Languages and Translation Studies, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland, May 10, 2010.

Executive Board Member, Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)

2009

Executive Board Member, Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)

External Expert, Dissertation Committee, Faculty of the Humanities, University of Joensuu, Finland

2003-2006

Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Architectural Education (JAE). Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Blackwell Press.

1999-00

Nominating Committee, Association of Women in Slavic Studies

 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

2013-14

Curriculum Committee, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

Salary Committee, Department of American Culture

Postdoctoral Fellowships Committee, Department of American Culture

2012-13

Joint Search Committee, English/DAAS, position in Caribbean Literatures and Gender/Sexualities

Symposium organizer, “Behind the Veil of the Private/Political: James Baldwin Remembered,   Recalled, and Reviewed,” with invited speakers Sedat Pakay and David Leeming and faculty and guests panel. September 19-20, 2012.

Postdoctoral Fellowships Committee, Department of American Culture

Faculty Salary Committee, Department of American Culture

2010

Director of Graduate Studies

Executive Committee Member, Program in American Culture

Joint Tenure Panel Member, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and Anthropology

2007-09

Director of Graduate Studies (oversaw a full review of the program and requirements; implemented changes and new rules)

Executive Committee Member, Program in American Culture

Curriculum Committee and Honors Committee, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies

Joint Tenure Panel, Co-Chair, Program in American Culture and Romance Languages

2006-07

Graduate Admissions Committee, Program in American Culture

Curriculum Committee and Strategic Planning Committee, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies

Polish Site Faculty Coordinator, Global Feminisms Project (India, Poland, China, USA), Institute for Research on Women and Gender

2005-06

Faculty Coordinator, Program in American Culture Faculty and Ph.D. Student Workshop Series

Polish Site Faculty Coordinator, Global Feminisms Project (India, Poland, China, USA), Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Present Status Committee—Institutional Self-Study, Program in American Culture

Sexual Harassment Officer, Program in American Culture

Honors Thesis Committee, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies

2003-04

Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee (Program in American Culture);

Honors Program Committee, (Center for Afroamerican and African Studies)

Polish Site Faculty Coordinator, Global Feminisms Project (India, Poland, China, USA), Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

2002-03

Chair, Faculty and Student Workshop Committee; Long-Range Planning Committee (Program in American Culture);

Honors Program Committee (Center for Afroamerican and African Studies)

Polish Site Faculty Chair, Global Feminisms Project (India, Poland, China, USA), Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

2001-02

Long-Range Planning Committee, American Culture

Sexual Harassment Officer

2000-01

Graduate Admissions Committee, American Culture

Interviewer in the Project, “Women’s Work Life Narratives,” Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan

      

Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Tulane University, USA

1999-00

Women’s Writing Group

Interdisciplinary Research Circle on Masculinity

 

Aarhus University, Denmark

1996-00

Director, American Literary History Section

Board Member and Associate: American Studies Center Aarhus (ASCA)

Chair, Recruiting Committee (assistant professorship in American Studies, Department of English, Aarhus University)

Interdepartmental Recruiting Committee (associate professorship in English, Odense University, Denmark)

Interdepartmental Recruiting Committee (assistant and associate professorships in English and American Literatures, Kolding University, Denmark)

Director of events (organization and administration):

  1. “What a Drag! Representations of Sexuality and Gender in English and American Studies,” International Seminar, American Studies Center Aarhus and Gender Studies Program (CEKVINA).
  2. Gender Studies in Slavic Studies, Thematic Day Seminar, Department of English, Gender Studies (CEKVINA), Slavic Department.
  3. “New Locations of Culture, New Geographics of Identity,” Interdisciplinary International Seminar in the series “Humanities at the Millennium.” Centre for Cultural Research, Aarhus University.
  4. “Cultures of Criticism, Criticism of Cultures: Interdisciplinary and Multi-Ethnic American Studies,” International Symposium, American Studies Center Aarhus and Centre for Cultural Research, Aarhus University.
  5. “Other America(n)s: The Politics and Poetics of Multiculturalism.” International Symposium on American Studies. American Studies Center Aarhus, Department of English and United States Information Service.

Dissertation committee: Henrik Bødker, Distance and Immersion: ‘America’ Across the Atlantic—Three Twentieth-Century Practices, American Studies, Odense University, Denmark, June 1999.

 

Furman University, USA    

1992-96 

Director, Guest Lectures and Seminars in American and African American Studies

Committees: Task Force for Institutional Self-Study, Cultural Life Program, International Students’ Affairs, Recruiting Committee (Assistant Professor of American Literature)

Faculty Initiatives: Research Group in Critical Theory, Feminist Reading Group

Student Initiatives: Commentator in “Gender Series” for the Independent Film Society, Faculty Advisor for “Zora Neale Hurston Festival”

Major Advising