Humboldt State University

Christina Accomando


English Faculty: Literary Studies
Dr. Christina Accomando, EnglishChristina Accomando

Joint appointment with Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Multicultural Queer Studies

Ethnic American Literatures Minor
Multi-Ethnic American Literature

Founders Hall 219

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities:
Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature; Critical Race Theory; Law and Literature of U.S. Slavery and Resistance; African American Literature; Women of Color Feminisms; Multicultural Queer Studies

Courses Taught:

  •     English 232: US Literature: Texts and Contexts
  •     English 330: 19th-Century U.S. Literature, Law, and Society
  •     English/Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies 336: Performing Race & Gender
  •     English/Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies 336: US Literature by Women of Color
  •     English/Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies 336: Multicultural Queer Narratives
  •     English/Ethnic Studies 336: African American Literary Traditions
  •     English/Ethnic Studies 336: Asian American Literatures
  •     English/Ethnic Studies 465: Literature and Imprisonment
  •     English 536/Ethnic Studies 680: Black Feminist Thought
  •     English 536/Ethnic Studies 680: Law and Literature of US Slavery and Resistance
  •     English 536/Ethnic Studies 680: Multicultural Queer Narratives
  •     CRGS 108: Power/Privilege: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Class
  •     CRGS 360: Race, Gender, and US Law


  •     "The Regulations of Robbers": Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance.  Ohio State University Press, 2001.
  •     "A refuge from republican slavery in monarchical England": American Slave Narrators Abroad.  In Proceedings of the Alexander von Humboldt and Zheng He International and Interdisciplinary Conference.  Forthcoming.
  •     "All its people, including its jotería": Rewriting Nationalisms in Cherríe Moraga's Queer Aztlán.  In Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Special Issue on Oppression and Resistance.  31.1 (2007).
  •     Exposing the Lie of Neutrality: June Jordan’s Affirmative Acts.  In Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan, ed. Margret Grebowicz and Valerie Kinloch.  Rowman and Littlefield, 2004.
  •     Resisting Slavery among the Pettifoggers: Sojourner Truth as Legal Actor.  MELUS Special Issue on "Multi Ethnic Literatures and the Idea of Social Justice."  28.1 (2003), pp. 61-86.
  •     "Real" Boys?  The Construction of Maleness and the Erasure of Privilege in the New Boys Literature.  With Kristin J. Anderson.  Feminism and Psychology.  Fall 2002.
  •     Teaching U.S. Law and Literature.  The Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter.  Fall 2002.
  •     Pop Psychology and the New Boys Crisis.  With Kristin J. Anderson.  Antioch Review 59.1 (2000).
  •     Harriet Ann Jacobs.  In Women in World History.  Ed. Deborah Klezmer.  Yorkin Publications, 2000.
  •     Madcap Misogyny and Romanticized Victim Blaming: Discourses of Stalking in a Summer Blockbuster.   With Kristin J. Anderson.  Women and Language 22.1 (1999).
  •     "The laws were laid down to me anew": Harriet Jacobs and the Reframing of Legal Fictions.  African American Review 32.2: 229-245.  Reprinted in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition.  Ed. Frances Smith Foster and Nellie McKay.  W. W. Norton, 2000.