Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Kristin Moriah


Kristin Moriah

Assistant Professor

613-533-6000, ext. 74435


Office: Watson Hall, Room 531
Office Hours: Tue. and Wed. 1 - 2 pm



2019-20 Courses

  • ENGL 446 001-5/3.0 Topics in Literature and the Americas – Before Harlem: Nineteenth-Century African American Literature
  • ENGL 471 001-2/3.0 Topics in Modern/Contemporary American Literature I – The Lower Frequencies: Race, Sound and African American Literature


Rare Book School NEH-GBHI Scholarship, The University of Virginia (2018)                             

Emory University Rose Library Fellowship (2017-2018)

Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities (2017-2018)            

The New School Institute for Critical Social Inquiry Fellowship (2017)                  

The Melvin Dixon Prize for the Best Dissertation in African American Studies, The CUNY Graduate Center (2017)

Research Interests

  • African American literature and culture
  • African Diaspora Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Sound Studies
  • Visual Culture

Recent Publications

“Black Political Breathwork.” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 40.2 (T119), May 2018, pp. 94–97

"Notes from the Field review." Theater Journal 69.3, September 2017. pp. 425-427.

“Shuffle and Repeat: A Review of George C. Wolfe’s Shuffle Along.” American Quarterly 69.1, March 2017. pp. 177-186.
"I am Not a Race Man: Racial Uplift and the Post-Soul Aesthetic in Percival Everett’s I am Not Sidney Poitier”. Understanding Blackness through Performance: Contemporary Arts and the Representation of Identity. Ed. Anne Cremieux, Xavier Lemoine, Jean-Paul Rocchi.
Palgrave McMillan, 2013: pp. 221-236.