Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Queen's University

Teaching and Scholarly  Interests

  • Twentieth-Century African American literature and culture
  • George Orwell

Current Projects and Research Interests

  • Dr. Stewart is currently at work on two book projects. One is tentatively titled, Approximate Gestures: The Infinity of Bothness in Percival Everett's Fiction, which attempts to deploy the fiction of Percival Everett as a way to unpack the implications of both the "post" and the "racial" in the notion of the post-racial. The other, Notes from a Visitor: On Advantage, Privilege, and Belonging, is a personal essay.

Selected Publications

"'Do you mind if we make Craig Suder white?': From Stereotype to Cosmopolitan to Grotesque in Percival Everett's Suder." Perspectives on Percival Everett. Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies. Ed. Keith Mitchell and Robin Vander. (Jackson: U of Mississippi P 2013),

"Giving the People What They Want: The African American Exception as Racial Cliché in Percival Everett's Erasure." American Exceptionalisms: From Winthrop to Winfrey. Ed. Sylvia Söderlind and James Taylor Carson. (SUNY Press, 2011),

You Must Be a Basketball Player: Rethinking Integration in the University (Fernwood, 2009)

George Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency (Routledge, 2003)

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