Kelsey Kiser

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Entry Year: 2013





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.


“‘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.