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MemberDaylanne K. English

Interests: African American literature and culture, Afrofuturism, digital humanities (DH), the “post-monograph,” SCALAR and other publishing platforms for media-rich, purely digital projects. I am currently at work on two book-length projects, a DH project on Afrofuturism with the working title A Genealogy of Afrofuturism and a print monograph on the subject of the afterlife in African American literature and music, with the working title Soul Sounds. My first two book-length projects were print monographs, “Each Hour Redeem”: Time and Justice in African American Literature (2013) and Unnatural Selections: Eugenics in American Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance (2004). I am a Professor of English at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

MemberSierra Lomuto

I am an Assistant Professor of English at Macalester College, where I also hold a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2020).  My teaching and research interests focus on medieval histories of global contact and the literature they engendered; the formation of racial ideologies in the Middle Ages; and contemporary appropriations of the medieval past. I am currently working on my first book, Exotic Allies: Race, Literature, and the Construction of Mongols in Medieval Europe. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. and B.A. from Mills College, and I’m a former community college student from the San Francisco Bay Area.