Crossing B(l)ack: Mixed Race Identity in in Modern American Literature and Culture

Sika Dagbovie-Mullins

Sika Dagbovie-Mullins received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. She teaches African American literature, twentieth century American literature, and literature of the African Diaspora. Dagbovie-Mullins's book, Crossing B(l)ack: Mixed Race Identity in Modern American Fiction and Culture (University of Tennessee Press, 2013), challenges conventional claims about biracial identification by analyzing assertions of a black-centered mixed race identity that do not divorce a premodern racial identity from a postmodern racial fluidity. Her articles have appeared in journals such as African American Review, The Journal of Popular Culture, and The Mississippi Quarterly.