Sandy Alexandre

Extension: x3-4450
Office: 14N-422
Department: Literature

Sandy Alexandre is an Americanist whose scholarly interests focus primarily on twentieth-century American and African-American literature and culture, especially as they relate to the intersection of race and space. Her dissertation, "Strange Fruits in the Garden: Lynching and Property, 1899-1955," examines the various ways in which lynching "unsettles" (in multiple meanings of that term) black Americans within the American geographical (and geo-political) landscape. She argues that lynching is a response to black property ownership and political enfranchisement. Her teaching and research interests include visual studies, cultural geography, southern studies, and violence studies.