James Alexander, Simone A.

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JAMES ALEXANDER, Simone A.


PERSONAL: Born in Georgetown, Guyana; U.S. citizen. Education: University of Peoples' Friendship, Moscow, Russia, B.A. (with distinction), 1991, M.A. (Russian language and literature), 1993, diplomas in translation, 1993; Rutgers University, M.A. (comparative literature), 1997, Ph.D., 1999.


ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of African American Studies, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079. E-mail—[email protected] shu.edu.


CAREER: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, lecturer in Russian language, 1994-95; Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, adjunct lecturer, 1997-99, adjunct assistant professor of developmental skills, 1999-2000; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, assistant professor of English, 1999-2001; Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, assistant professor of African American studies, 2001—. Rutgers University, lecturer at Douglass College, 1998; speaker at other institutions, including Montclair State University and University of the West Indies.


MEMBER: Caribbean Studies Association, Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, College Language Association, African Literature Association, Modern Language Association of America, National Slavic Honor Society.


AWARDS, HONORS: Patrice Lumumba scholarship for study abroad, University of Peoples' Friendship, 1987-93; Tess Magsaysay and Ken Boxley scholar, Ken Boxley Foundation, 1995-98; Rutgers University, Paul Robeson fellow, 1995-97, grant for Jamaica, 1998; Mellon Fund grant, 2000.


WRITINGS:


Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-CaribbeanWomen, University of Missouri Press (Columbia, MO), 2001.


Contributor to The Teacher's Body: Embodiment, Identity, and Authority in the Academy, edited by Diane P. Freedman and Martha Stoddard Holmes, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2003. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Langston Hughes Colloquy, African Literature Association Bulletin, Mango Season: Caribbean Women's Writing, and Network 2000: In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance.


WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on postcolonial literatures, Caribbean literature and culture, African-American and African literatures, feminist theory, diasporic literatures, and Russian language and literature.


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


PERIODICALS


African American Review, spring, 2002, Geta LeSeur, review of Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-Caribbean Women, pp. 154-155.

Choice, Volume 38, number 11, 2001, review of Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-Caribbean Women, p. 1956.

French Review, Volume 75, number 3, 2002, review of Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-Caribbean Women, pp. 774-775.

Modern Fiction Studies, Volume 48, number 3, 2002, review of Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-Caribbean Women, pp. 737-745.

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