Email: deborah-whaley at uiowa.edu
Deborah Whaley is associate professor of American Studies and African American Studies. Her teaching and research fields include the institutional history, theory, and methods of American Studies, 19th & 20th century American Cultural History, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Black Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, the Visual & Expressive Arts, Feminist & Gender Studies, and Critical Theory. Her first book project, Disciplining Women: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Cultural Politics of Black Sororities (SUNY 2010), is an interdisciplinary examination of a historically Black sorority. She is currently working on her second book project, titled Sequential Subjects: Black Women in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime, which concerns women of African descent as consumers, producers, and as subjects in comic strips, graphic novels, comic books, film, and anime. Whaley is co-curator, with Kembrew McLeod, of the 2010 University of Iowa Art Museum Exhibition Two Turntables and a Microphone: Hip-hop Contexts Featuring Harry Allen's Part of the Permanent Record; Photos From the Previous Century.