Areas of InterestSheena is primarily interested in applying philosophies of race to the study of African American, Caribbean, and American literature. She seeks to expand our understanding of these literatures and especially to revise our understanding of African American literature as always and necessarily being about race and racism. She is interested in comparative literature; philosophy; American studies; Africana Studies; media studies.
Publications“‘A WHITE SLAVE:’ Albinism in Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Sally Hemings.” Cosmopolitanisms, Race, and Ethnicity. University of Warsaw, 2019, pp. 366-378.
“No Malcolm X in My History Text.” Africana Methodology: a Social Study of Research,
Triangulation & Meta-Theory, edited by James Conyers Jr., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 98-120.
“Research Methods in Africana Studies.” Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Examining Africana Phenomena. UP of America, 2016, pp. 293-298.
“Neo-Baroque and African-American Literature: Percival Everett’s Erasure of Boundaries.” Black Magnolias Literary Journal, vol. 7, no. 3, 2013, pp. 5-13.
“Redefining What It Means to be Black in America’s Public Sphere.” Black Magnolias Literary Journal, vol. 6, no. 3, 2012, pp. 5-20.