STACY J. Lettman

Stacy J. Lettman is as an Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in Caribbean literature and music at Florida Atlantic University.  More broadly, she’s interested in postcolonial, African, and African Diaspora literatures. Her classes explore issues of identity, aesthetics, folklore, orality, Afro-diasporic spirituality, violence, and decolonization. Taking an interdisciplinary approach in her current book project, Stacy brings together history, philosophy, and cultural studies with literary analysis to unmask the hegemony of globalization and its underlying neoliberal ideologies. She locates globalization as a mode of economic violence with linguistic and rhetorical undercurrents.  Her work on linguistic violence has been published as a peer-reviewed journal article in Encounters: An International Journal for the Study of Culture and Society and as a book chapter in The Black and Green Atlantic: Cross-Currents of the Black and Irish Diasporas. Stacy received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California, where she was an Irvine Foundation Research Fellow with the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity.