LaMonda Horton Stallings

Associate Professor

LaMonda Horton Stallings received her PhD in English from Michigan State University in 2002, her MA from Appalachian State University in 1998, and her BA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1995. Her research and teaching interests include African American Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Cultural Studies, and Black Folklore. She has taught courses in African American literature and US Ethnic literature.

She has published essays in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, Obsidian III, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, CR: The New Centennial Review, Western Journal of Black Studies, and NWSA. She serves on the editorial board of Proud Flesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness. She is a Schomburg Scholar.

Her first book, Mutha is Half a Word!: Intersections of Folklore, Vernacular, Myth, and Queerness in Black Female Culture (Ohio State University Press, 2007), critically engages folk and vernacular theory, black cultural studies, and queer theory to examine the representation of sexual desire in fiction, poetry, stand-up comedy, neo-soul, and hip-hop created by black women. She is currently at work on a second project that aims to theorize the development of discourses on sexual rights in popular black sexual culture.


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