Kelly Baker Josephs

Editor, sx salon

Kelly Baker Josephs is the 2016-17 Sterling Brown Professor of Africana Studies at Williams College. She specializes in World Anglophone Literature with an emphasis on Caribbean Literature. She teaches courses in Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Literatures of the African Diaspora, and Gender Studies. Her book, Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature, considers the ubiquity of madmen and madwomen in Caribbean literature between 1959 and 1980. She is the editor of sx salon: a small axe literary platform and manages The Caribbean Commons website. Her current book project, Caribbean Articulations: Storytelling in a Digital Age, explores the intersections between new technologies and Caribbean cultural production.

Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, October 2013).
“Handling with Care: Handling with Care: On editing, invisibility, and affective labor” Special section on “What is Journal Work” Small Axe no. 50 (July 2016): 98-105.
“Straddling Shifting Spheres: A Conversation with David Chariandy” Transition 113 (Spring 2014): 111-127.
“Beyond Geography, Past Time: Afrofuturism, The Rainmaker’s Mistake, and Caribbean Studies” Small Axe no. 41 (July 2013): 123-135.