My research focuses on contemporary poetry and visual culture and how those works remember, or 'take up,' the history of chattel slavery in the Caribbean and the Americas. My work is informed by Black feminist theory, postcolonial theory, and archival theory.
During the AY 2021-2022 I was a Humanities Center Fellow, where I was at work on my dissertation "Luminous Black: On Making Time, the World, and the Self in Black Women’s Poetry."
Currently, I am a member of the team over at the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, where I act as an Acquisitions and Metadata Lead. I also work as with Northeastern's Reckonings Project and Dr. Angel David Nieves' Apartheid Heritages Project as a Research Assistant. I am also the digital humanities editor for Insurrect!, an online publication dedicated to radical thinking in Early American studies.
Previously, I was awarded a fellowship at GBH (formerly WGBH), where I work as an assistant on a number of different projects that develop educational material and programming. I have also worked as a fellow with the National Parks Service, where I helped design the curriculum for their upcoming project "Unfinished: America at 250"
I am also a dedicated educator— my pedagogy is compassion and justice-oriented, and I believe in working closely with my students to create educational plans that ensure their success. In 2022, I received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from Northeastern University.
I also enjoy cooking, perfume making, and spending time with my tortoiseshell cat Mary-Cleo. You can find me on Twitter @alanna_prince, where I try to strike balance between sharing important scholarship and my very strong opinions on popular culture.
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