I'm the author of The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism (University of Chicago Press).  

My personal and critical essays have appeared in Oxford AmericanThe Chicago Tribune, The CrisisThe Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, New Republicand The Atlantic, among other outlets. 

I’ve also published scholarship in The Cambridge History of American PoetryCollege Literature, The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation StudiesThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, and Trained Capacities: John Dewey, Rhetoric, and Democratic Practice. 

I sit on the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors.  And I'm an Associate Professor of American and African Diasporic literature at Indiana University-Bloomington.