EDUCATION

Ph.D., Brown University, in American Studies, 2013-current
Dissertation: Give Me Color: Fictions of Racial Ambiguity

  • Matthew Guterl, American Studies, Brown University (chair and examiner)
  • Daniel Y. Kim, American Studies, Brown University (reader and examiner)
  • Rolland Murray, English, Brown University (reader and examiner)
  • Jennifer Ann Ho, English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (reader)

M.A.,  Brown University, in American Studies, May 2014

M.A.,   University of Groningen, The Netherlands, summa cum laude in American Studies, 2012.
Thesis: “The Color Mystique: Miscegenation, Marginalization, and the Stardom
of Dorothy Dandridge.”

B.A.,   University of Groningen, The Netherlands, cum laude in American Studies, 2010

SELECTED AWARDS, HONORS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • The Reginald D. Archambault Award in Teaching Excellence for “Remixing Racial Codes: Interraciality in Post-45 Film and Literature” (2016)
  • Brown in the World Travel Grant. Cogut Center for the Humanities (2016-2017)
  • Salomon Curricular Grant, Dean of the College, Brown University (Fall 2016)
  • Joukouwsky Summer Research Award, Brown Graduate School (2016)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Student Workshop Grant, Cogut Center for the Humanities (2015-2016)
  • Grant, CSREA, Brown University, with Matthew P. Guterl and Felicia Bevel; to organize a symposium featuring Edwidge Danticat and Jesmyn Ward (2015)
  • Graduate Student International Fund, Brown University (2014)
  • Richard M. Levine Teaching Fellowship. Phillips Academy Andover (2012-2013)
  • Huygens Fellowship. Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science (2011-2012)
  • Groninger University Fund. Excellent Student Award, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2009)