Sharon Holland

Associate Professor, Duke University

Sharon P. Holland is an associate professor of English, African and African-American studies and women's studies at Duke University. She has held faculty appointments at Stanford, SUNY-Albany, UI-Chicago, and Northwestern. Professor Holland is the author of Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (Duke UP, 2000), which won the Lora Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association in 2002. She is also co-author of a collection of trans-Atlantic Afro-Native criticism with Professor Tiya Miles (American Culture, UM, Ann Arbor) entitled Crossing Waters/ Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country (Duke University Press, 2006). She was also instrumental in the republication of Lila Karp's The Queen is in the Garbage (1969) (Feminist Press, 2007), one of the first second wave feminist novels. The second monograph now under submission to Duke University Press is entitled "The Erotic Life of Racism" and deals with the last decade (1990-2009) of humanities scholarship on "race," arguing that whether or not race is a fiction, practiced or believed, it would not exist without its sergeant at arms - racism - to do its particularly dirty work. Professor Holland's third book project is entitled "Perishment" and deals with discourse at the divide between the human and the animal. Professor Holland is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a Ph.D. in English and African American studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


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