Department of English

Marquita R. Smith, Ph.D.

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Office:   Atrium 216
Phone:   973-720-3056
Email:smithm122@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   see link on menu

Department: English
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: African American literature and culture; hip hop studies; gender and sexuality; feminism; cultural studies

Journal Articles

“‘Or a Real, Real Bad Lesbian’: Nicki Minaj and the Acknowledgement of Queer Desire in Hip-Hop Culture.” Popular Music and Society 37.3 (2014): 360-370.

“A Leisure Space, Revisited: Resolving the ‘Problem’ of the Mixed Race Child in City of Spades.” Postcolonial Text 8.1 (2013).

“Afro Thunder!: Sexual Politics & Gender Inequity in the Liberation Struggles of the Black Militant Woman.” Michigan Feminist Studies 22 (2009): 62-77.

Book Chapters

BEYONCÉ: Hip Hop Feminism and the Embodiment of Black Femininity.” Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender. Ed. Stan Hawkins. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Company (forthcoming).

“‘The whole damn world is the same all over’...or is it?: The Relevance of Black Nationalism in Austin Clarke’s Toronto Trilogy.” Austin Clarke: Essays on His Works. Ed. Camille A. Isaacs. Toronto: Guernica, 2013.