Cherie Ann Turpin
Professor in District of Columbia, DC
I am Cherie Ann Turpin, aka Afrofuturism Scholar, and I am an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of the District of Columbia. My research areas include African Diaspora Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, World Literature, Multicultural American Literature, Popular Culture, and Film Studies. My publications include the book How Three Black Women Writers Combined Spiritual and Sensual Love: Rhetorically Transcending the Boundaries of Language (Mellen 2010), as well as articles in Feminist Teacher, Bodily Inscriptions: Interdisciplinary Excursions into Embodiment, and Diaspora: Journal of the Annual Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture Conference. My recent poetry appeared in the Fall 2010 edition of Reverie: Midwest African American Literature. My article "Hard Men of the Street: Black Masculinity and the City in Kenji Jasper’s Dark and Seeking Salamanca Mitchell" appears in the anthology Street Lit: Popularity, Controversy and Analysis (Scarecrow Press 2014). I have two projects in development - a book on Nalo Hopkinson--Afrofuturism, and a memoir.