Completed Ph.D.s and Placements

Kiser, Kelsey

Kelsey Kiser

Entry Year: 2013

(MA) SMU
(BA) U. of Portland
kjkiser@smu.edu

Interests and Publications

Kelsey Kiser is the Hughes Postdoctoral Fellow at Southern Methodist University, where she is currently at work on her book project, Secret Selves: Surveillance and Twentieth-Century African American Literature. Her work has been generously supported by a 2018-2019 short-term research fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Additional research interests include critical race theory, cultural studies, and surveillance.

Publications:

“‘How come you just vanished thataway like a spook?’: Global Surveillance in the Transatlantic Novels of Claude McKay.” College Language Association Journal 61.3 (Spring 2019): 171-187.