General Information University address: Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
Williams Building 405
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1580
E-mail address: email@example.com
Professional Preparation 2009 Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University. Major: English. Supervisor: Maurice Wallace.
Alisha Gaines. (2009). Spectacles of American Liberalism: Narratives of Racial Im/posture. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Duke University.
2003 Bachelor of Arts, Spelman College. Major: English.
Nondegree Education and Training 2009–2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Virginia.
Professional Experience 2011–present Assistant Professor, English, Florida State University.
2011–present Assistant Professor (OPS), English, Florida State University.
Language Proficiency English - native in speaking, reading, and writing.
French - advanced in speaking, reading, and writing.
Honors, Awards, and Prizes Nominated for University Teaching Award (2016).
Transformation Through Teaching Award, Spiritual Life Project, Florida State University (2014).
Provost Travel Grant, Office of the Provost, Florida State University (2014).
Quality Enhancement Pilot Program, Office of the Vice President for Planning and Programs (2013).
First Year Assistant Professor Grant (2012).
Duke University Department of English William Preston Few Fellow 2008-2009 (2008).
SSRC/Mellon Mays Graduate Completion Grant (2008).
Duke University Center for Instructional Technology iPod Course Designation, Duke University Center for Instructional Technology (2007).
Institute for Critical U.S. Studies Clinton Institute Summer Fellow (2007).
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute "Recycle" Graduate Fellow, 2007-2008 (2007).
Bethune-Cookman Writing Award, Duke University African American Studies (2006).
Vertical Integration Grant, Duke University Graduate School (2006).
SSRC/Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Fellow, 2004-2007 (2004).
Duke University Endowment Fellow in English, 2003-2007 (2003).
Fellowship(s) McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellowship, Florida Education Foundation (2014–2015).
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Carter G. Woodson Institute University of Virginia (2009–2011).
Duke University Department of English William Preston Few Fellow (2008–2009).
SSRC/Mellon Mays Graduate Completion Grant (2008).
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute "Recycle" Graduate Fellow (2007–2008).
Duke University Endowment Fellows in English (2003–2007).
Current Membership in Professional Organizations American Studies Association
Teaching Teaching interests: African American Literature, African American Studies, 20th and 21st century American Literature, Popular Culture, Queer Theory, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Race Theory, Passing Narratives, New Southern Studies. The following "Courses Taught" section reflects courses only taught at Florida State University.
Courses Taught Introduction to African-American Literature (AML2600)
M.A. Capstone (ENG5835)
Studies in the African-American Literary Tradition (AML5608)
Black (Queer) Masculinity (ENG5906)
Black Trauma & Memory Politics (ENG5906)
The African-American Literary Tradition (AML4604)
Senior Seminar in Literature (ENG4934)
Studies in Multi-Ethnic Literature (AML5296)
Contemporary Critical Theory (ENG4043)
Doctoral Committee Member Burnett, J. C., graduate. (2014). My Left Arm, Her Twin Blades: Narratives of Resistance in Black Speculative Fiction.
Hudson, J. S., doctoral candidate.
Hauser, C. J., doctoral candidate.
Master's Committee Chair Cresgy, A., student.
Johnson, K. L., student.
Master's Committee Member Steward, M., graduate. (2015).
Bachelor's Committee Chair Mat Hooper, student.
Bachelor's Committee Member Palenzuela, A., graduate. (2012).
Mason, T., student.
Research and Original Creative Work My manuscript, Black for a Day: Fantasies of Race and Empathy, is forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press in Spring 2017.
Publications Invited Journal Articles Gaines, A. M. (2006). "'I Just Can't Stop Loving You': Michael Jackson and Queer Cultural Desire". American Sexuality Magazine, 3, 4-15.
Refereed Books Gaines, A. (in press). Black for a Day: Fantasies of Race and Empathy. University of North Carolina Press.
Refereed Book Chapters Gaines, A. (submitted). Passing for Tan: Snooki and the Grotesque Reality of Ethnicity. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Gaines, A. M. (2014). "'A Secondhand Kind of Terror:' Grace Halsell, Kathryn Stockett, and the Ironies of Empathy. In Claire Garcia, & Vershawn Young (Eds.), When White Writes Black: Critical Perspectives on White-Authored Narratives of Black Life from Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Help (pp. 16). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Invited Reviews Gaines, A. M. (2008). Blood Beats Vol 2: The Bootleg Joints. make/shift magazine, ix, 3-4.
Gaines, A. M. (2008). Blood Beats vol 2: The Bootleg Joints. American Book Review, 12, 60-61.
Presentations Refereed Papers at Conferences Gaines, A. (presented 2015, February). "90 Minutes a Slave". Paper presented at Southern American Studies Association Biennial Conference, Southern American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA. (Regional)
Gaines, A. (presented 2014, November). "Reading Blackness, Queerness, and Social Media: A Roundtable". Paper presented at American Studies Association Annual Conference, American Studies Association, Los Angeles, CA. (International)
Gaines, A. M. (presented 2013, November). "Passing for Tan: Snooki and the Grotesque Reality of Ethnicity". Paper presented at Annual Convention, American Studies Association. (National)
Gaines, A. M. (presented 2013, February). "Ray Sprigle, Dixie Terror, and the Geographies of Empathy". Paper presented at Biannual Conference, Southern American Studies Association. (Regional)
Gaines, A. M. (presented 2012, November). "The Misperceptions of Awkward Black Girl: Technology, New Media, and the Burden of Representation". Paper presented at Annual Convention, American Studies Association. (National)
Invited Keynote and Plenary Presentations at Conferences Gaines, A. M. (presented 2012, June). "What I Wish I Knew When I Was Sitting There". Keynote presentation at Southeastern Regional Conference, Mellon Mays Foundation. (Regional)
Gaines, A. M. (presented 2012, June). Fourth Annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture. Keynote presentation at UNCF/Mellon Summer Institute "Race and the Academy", UNCF/Mellon Mays Foundation, Atlanta, GA. (National)
Invited Keynote and Plenary Presentations at Symposia Gaines, A. (presented 2014, November). "Coming Out Many Times". Plenary presentation in Ashon Crawley (Chair), "Coming Out Black and Queer with Crissle and Kid Fury". Symposium conducted at the meeting of Department of Ethnic Studies and the LGBT Resource Center, University of California at Riverside. (Local)
Gaines, A. M. (presented 2012, October). "On this Day: A Litany for Survival". Keynote presentation in National Coming Out Day Symposium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of The Family Tree. (Local)
Gaines, A. M. (presented 2012, July). Life After Graduate School: The Postdoc Experience and More. Plenary presentation in National Symposium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Leadership Alliance Network. (National)
Contracts and Grants Contracts and Grants Funded Gaines, Alisha Marie (PI). (Aug 2014–Aug 2015). McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellowship. Funded by McKnight Foundation. Total award $15,000.
Service Florida State University FSU University Service Steering Committee Member, Spiritual Life Project (2015–present).
FSU Department Service Member, Undergraduate Committee (2015–present).
Member, Literature Program (2011–present).
Member, Evaluation Committee (2013–2014).
Member, Executive Committee (2012–2013).
Member, Graduate Placement Committee (2011–2012).
The Profession Service to Professional Associations Executive Committee and Board Member, Southern American Studies Association (2012–present).