Christina Accomando, Department Chair
Founders Hall 219
Christina Accomando teaches multi-ethnic U.S. literature, ethnic studies, women's studies and Multicultural Queer Studies. Her scholarship focuses on the law and literature of U.S. slavery and resistance, including the work of Harriet Jacobs, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass, as well as contemporary issues of race, gender and the law.
Christina is the author of "The Regulations of Robbers": Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance (Ohio State University Press), and her articles have appeared in the Norton Critical Edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, as well as journals including MELUS, African American Review, Feminism & Psychology, and The Antioch Review.
At HSU, Christina is the advisor for the Ethnic American Literatures minor and co-director and co-founder of the Multicultural Queer Studies program. Her courses include "Power/Privilege," "Race, Gender and U.S. Law," "Multicultural Queer Narratives," "Performing Race and Gender," "Black Feminist Thought," "U.S. Literature by Women of Color," "Asian American Literatures," and "African American Literary Traditions."
Christina’s publications also include:
"'All its people, including its jotería': Rewriting Nationalisms in Cherríe Moraga's Queer Aztlán." Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Special Issue on Oppression and Resistance (2007).
"Exposing the Lie of Neutrality: June Jordan's Affirmative Acts." Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan. 33-47. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2004.
"'The Laws Were Laid Down to Me Anew': Harriet Jacobs and the Reframing of Legal Fictions." African American Review 32.2 (1998): 229-245.