The Department of English Welcomes New Faculty!
Lauren Camille Mason, (Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011)
Her dissertation, Postcards from the Edge-City: Mass-Media and Photographic Images in Literature and Film of the Black Diaspora, examines representations of urban spaces and visual narratives in contemporary African, Caribbean, and African-American literature and film.
Her research interests include visual culture, urbanism, and globalism in contemporary representations of the African Diaspora. She has an article on Chris Abani’s GraceLand forthcoming in Research in African Literatures and is working on a book-length project that examines mass-media representations of Blackness in the twenty-first century.
Her most recent publication is "Leaving Lagos: Intertextuality and Images in Chris Abani's Graceland," Research in African Literatures 45.3 (2014):206-226. She is currently working on a book-length project that examines mass-media representations of Blackness in the twenty-first century.