Shona N. Jackson
Associate Professor of English, Texas A&M University
Between Myth and Nation: Rethinking Caribbean History, Politics, Literature, and Aesthetics
Shona N. Jackson is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University. She was founding co-editor of the book series in Caribbean Studies at University Press of Mississippi, and is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, & Society, and an advisory and contributing editor for Callaloo, for which she co-edited the first 30th anniversary volume, “Reading Callaloo, Eating Callaloo” and a special section on “Postcoloniality and Blackness.” Her publications include book chapters and journal articles in the following: Theory & Event, Small Axe, Caribbean Quarterly, The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (winner of the 2017 MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages), Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture, among others. Her first book, Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean (Minnesota 2012) was the object of a stand-alone panel on its contributions to the field of Indigenous Studies, at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s (NAISA) annual meeting in May 2014. She is currently at work on a book titled Marxism, History, and Indigenous Sovereignty in the Caribbean and another titled, Dialectics of the Flesh: Being and Teaching in the Academy.