Christina Accomando

Literary Studies


Joint appointment with Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Co-Director, Multicultural Queer Studies
Advisor, Ethnic American Literatures Minor and Multi-Ethnic American Literature
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego


African-American literature; constructions of race, gender and slavery; 19th-and 20th-century U.S. legal discourse; Black feminist legal theory.


Multi-Ethnic American Literature

Courses Taught: 
English 232: US Literature: Texts and Contexts
English 330: 19th-Century U.S. Literature, Law, and Society
English/Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies 336: Performing Race & Gender
English/Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies 336: US Literature by Women of Color
English/Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies 336: Multicultural Queer Narratives
English/Ethnic Studies 336: African American Literary Traditions
English/Ethnic Studies 336: Asian American Literatures
English/Ethnic Studies 465: Literature and Imprisonment
English 536/Ethnic Studies 680: Black Feminist Thought
English 536/Ethnic Studies 680: Law and Literature of US Slavery and Resistance
English 536/Ethnic Studies 680: Multicultural Queer Narratives
CRGS 108: Power/Privilege: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Class
CRGS 360: Race, Gender, and US Law
"The Regulations of Robbers": Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance. Ohio State University Press, 2001.
"A refuge from republican slavery in monarchical England": American Slave Narrators Abroad. In Proceedings of the Alexander von Humboldt and Zheng He International and Interdisciplinary Conference. Forthcoming.
"All its people, including its jotería": Rewriting Nationalisms in Cherríe Moraga's Queer Aztlán. In Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Special Issue on Oppression and Resistance. 31.1 (2007).
Exposing the Lie of Neutrality: June Jordan’s Affirmative Acts. In Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan, ed. Margret Grebowicz and Valerie Kinloch. Rowman and Littlefield, 2004.
Resisting Slavery among the Pettifoggers: Sojourner Truth as Legal Actor. MELUS Special Issue on "Multi Ethnic Literatures and the Idea of Social Justice." 28.1 (2003), pp. 61-86.
"Real" Boys? The Construction of Maleness and the Erasure of Privilege in the New Boys Literature. With Kristin J. Anderson. Feminism and Psychology. Fall 2002.
Teaching U.S. Law and Literature. The Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter. Fall 2002.
Pop Psychology and the New Boys Crisis. With Kristin J. Anderson. Antioch Review 59.1 (2000).
Harriet Ann Jacobs. In Women in World History. Ed. Deborah Klezmer. Yorkin Publications, 2000.
Madcap Misogyny and Romanticized Victim Blaming: Discourses of Stalking in a Summer Blockbuster. With Kristin J. Anderson. Women and Language 22.1 (1999).
"The laws were laid down to me anew": Harriet Jacobs and the Reframing of Legal Fictions. African American Review 32.2: 229-245. Reprinted in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Frances Smith Foster and Nellie McKay. W. W
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