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Julie Moody-Freeman

​​​Julie E. Moody-Freeman is an Associate Professor in African and Black Diaspora Studies.  She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Her teaching and research interests include studies in Black Feminist Theory, the Rhetoric of Colonialism and Post-Colonialism, African American popular romance fiction, and Black Speculative fiction.

Moody-Freeman’s publications include co-edited books The Black Imagination, Science Fiction, and the Speculative (Routledge, 2011) and The Black Imagination: Science Fiction, Futurism, and the Speculative (Peter Lang, 2011) as well as a co-edited special issue of African and Black Diaspora Studies: an international journal (Routledge, July 2015) on “Remapping the Black Atlantic: Diaspora, (Re) Writings of Race and Space.”  She has also published journal articles and book chapters on Belizean novelist Zee Edgell in Canadian Women’s Studies/les cahiers de la femme’s special issue on Women and the Black Diaspora, in Macomerè: journal of the Association for Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, in African Identities, in Seeking the Self-Encountering the Other: Diasporic Narrative and the Ethics of Representation, and in the Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora, co-edited by Carole Boyce Davies and Babacar M’bow.​