Research Interests

Contemporary African poetry; transnational poetics; nationalism and language policies; political rallies; performance and protest; sound studies; postcolonial theory.

Past and Current Projects

Performance ethnography research, Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research, U of the Western Cape. 2016-2017.

Poetry performance and language study, Centre for Language Study, University of Malawi. 2015-2017.

Research Assistant for the Norton Anthology of African American Literature and the Norton Anthology of African American Poetry, English, Haverford College, with Prof. Kimberly Benston. 2010-2013.

Archival research on isiXhosa izibongo, University of Cape Town, supervised by Profs. Tessa Dowling and Harry Garuba. 2012.