Years at Knox: 2012 to present
Ph.D., English Language and Literature, 2012, University of Chicago.
M.A., English Language and Literature, 2005, University of Chicago.
B.A., Theatre, 1998, Hamilton College.
African American literature, drama, and film; visual and performance culture; gender.
Trustees Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001-2006.
Doolittle-Harrison Fellowship, 2005.
Marcia Tillotson Travel Grant, 2004.
University of Chicago Humanities Division Travel and Research Grant, 2004.
"'Waking the Dead': Stereotypy and Racial Consciousness in Spike Lee's Bamboozled" in A Companion to African American Cinema, ed. Mark A. Reid. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2015.
"Jim Crow Aesthetics and Its Legacy." Presented at Jim Crow America: A Problem in Historicization Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, April 2012.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $1,750 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.