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College Language Association Creative Scholarship Award - 2015
African Literature Assoc. Book of the Year Award - Scholarship Honorable Mention - 2016
A timely examination of the ‘embodied resistance to medical diagnosis’. . . .[that] persuasively conveys the urgency for a transnational reevaluation of health regimes.
--Contemporary Women’s Writing
Examines migration flows and transnational ties through a gendered framework that challenges a predominantly male-constructed migratory process. . . .An insightful (re)interpretation of black women’s experiences both in the United States and beyond.
A significant study of the black female body. Contributes to the dialogue on the recognition of the female body in society.
With impressive scholarship, lucid and elegant style, and an independent-minded analysis . . . [Alexander] presents a critically engaging and in-depth study of race, gender, sexuality, and identity as a lived and contested reality.
--College Language Association Journal