FEATURED SPEAKERS—TMBC AUTHORS

Cassandra Jackson

Cassandra Jackson is an author of Barriers between Us: Interracial Sex in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2004) and Violence, Visual Culture, and the Black Male Body (2010). She is a professor of English at The College of New Jersey. She has published commentary on race in American culture ate the Huffington Post and the Washington Post. She is completing Grief’s Children, a memoir about being black and infertile.

Juda Charles Bennett

Juda Charles Bennett is an author, a literary theorist and professor of English at The College of New Jersey. He received his B.A. in English and creative writing from Binghamton University in 1988; his M.A. in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989; and his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Washington University in 1994.

Bennett is the author of Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts (2014), Essays Unzipped (2007), and The Passing Figure: Racial Confusion in Modern American Literature (1996). He is also the author of a number of literary essays on race and sexuality.

Piper Kendrix Williams

Piper Kendrix Williams is the coeditor with Brian Norman of Representing Segregation: Toward an Aesthetics of Living Jim Crow (2012). She is an associate professor in the Department of English and African American Studies at The Collège of New Jersey. She is currently working on A Black American Love Story, a book that merges memoir, family biography, and cultural criticism. 

Winnifred Brown-Glaude

Winnifred Brown-Glaude is the author of Higglers in Kingston: Women’s Informal Work in Jamaica (2011), the editor of Doing Diversity in Higher Education: Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies (2009), and the author of numerous articles on race, gender, and sexuality in the Anglophone Caribbean. She is an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies and Sociology & Anthropology at The College of New Jersey. She is currently working on a book that examines the impact of neo-liberalism on the Jamaican society and public imagination.