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Megan Feifer

PhD Student

Address:
317 Allen Hall

Email Address:
mfeife1@lsu.edu

Office Phone:
225-578-2830

Website:
http://www.edwidgedanticatsociety.org

College:
Humanities & Social Sciences

Department:
English

Area of Expertise

Afro-Caribbean Diasporas in the U.S., Migration and Transnationalism, Citizenship and Counterarchives

 

Biography

Megan Feifer is a doctoral candidate in English with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She received her M.A. in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in English (Modern Studies). Her teaching and research interests include: Afro-Caribbean Diasporas in the U.S. and Postcolonial Literatures and Theories. Recent conference presentations include: “Salvaging the Self: Re-Writing Representations of Southern Blackness in Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones,” “To Create Dangerously is to Create Fearlessly:” Writing and Risk in Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” and “Representing the Southern Wild: Cinematic Aesthetic and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild”. She is a co-founder of the up-and-coming Edwidge Danticat Society and actively volunteers with the organization Other Worlds. Current publications include: the Review of The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature edited by Ato Quayson.

Education

Bachelor's Degree(s): English and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin
Master's Degree: Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin