Tracey L. Walters is an Associate Professor of Literature in the Department of Africana Studies at Stony Brook University where she also holds an affiliate appointment with the Department of English, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Dr. Walters has published numerous articles and books on Black women’s literature, incl.African American Women and the Classicists Tradition: Black Women Writers from Wheatley to Morrison (2007), an edited collection Zadie Smith: Critical Essays (2008), and an ebookZadie Smith (2012). Not Your Mother’s Mammy: The Representation of the Domestic in Transatlantic Media (forthcoming from Rutgers Press).