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Shona Jackson

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Associate Director, Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • 20th and 21st Century Studies
  • Theory
  • Transnational Literatures
  • Race and Ethnicity Studies
  • African American and African Diaspora Literature
  • (979) 845-8332
  • LAAH 362
Professional Links


Ph.D., Stanford University

M.A., Stanford University

B.A., Rutgers University

Research Interests

Dr. Jackson’s Scholars@TAMU Profile

  • Humanism, Race, and Nationalism
  • Caribbean Literature & Philosophical Thought
  • African Diaspora Literature & Theory
  • Postcolonial Literature & Theory
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Settler Colonial Studies

Honors and Awards

  • FDL
  • AVPA Grant
  • Stice Feminist Lecturer of Justice (UW)


  • “The Re/Presentation of the Indigenous Caribbean in Literature.” The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. Ed. Cox, James H. and Daniel Heath Justice. Oxford UP, 2014.
  • “Risk, Blackness, and Postcolonial Studies: an Introduction.” Callaloo. 37.1. (2014)
  • “To be Anti-black is to be Anti-indigenous: Reflections on Emancipation.” Stabroek News. Georgetown, Guyana. Column. July 28, 2014.
  • Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Series: First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies.
  • “The Baptism of Soil: Rooplall Monar and the aesthetics of the kala pani modern.” Journal of Caribbean Literatures. 6.3. 2011.