African-American & Diaspora, Caribbean, Drama & Performance Studies, Hemispheric, Poetry & Poetics, Postcolonial, Sound Studies, Translation, Twentieth Century, Twenty-first Century
twentieth and twenty-first-century African American and Caribbean fiction and poetics, Harlem Renaissance, translation studies
Imani D. Owens studies and teaches African American and Caribbean literature, music, and performance. She is completing a book manuscript entitled Turn the World Upside Down: Folk Culture, Imperialism, and U.S.-Caribbean Literature (Columbia University Press: Black Lives in the Diaspora series) which charts the connection between literary form and anti-imperialist politics in Caribbean and African American texts during the interwar period. Her research has been supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies at Princeton University, a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship, and an NEH funded residency at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Her work has appeared in the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Inquiry, Caribbean Literature in Transition, the Journal of Haitian Studies, MELUS, and small axe salon. She is currently a faculty fellow at the Rutgers Institute for Global Racial Justice and the Center for Cultural Analysis.
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Faculty Fellow, Institute for Global Racial Justice, 2021-2022
Faculty Fellow, Center for Cultural Analysis, 2021-2022
Scholar-in-Residence, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 2018
Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow, 2017
Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellow in African American Literature, 2013-2014
“New Empires: The Caribbean and the United States.” Caribbean Literature in Transition, 1920–1970, edited by Raphael Dalleo and Curdella Forbes, vol. 2, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2021, pp. 225–240.