B.A. in English from Ashford University.
M.A. in English from La Salle University.
Amity is a doctoral fellow in English literature at St. John’s University’s Queens campus in New York. She also teaches Global Literature 1100C at the university, and the theme of her course is about identity and intersectionality. Her research interests include post-colonial criticisms concerning the diaspora, antebellum literature and reconstruction era literature, contemporary African-American literature, black queer and gender novels and studies, and Caribbean fiction. Most of her current research focuses on the black female body, its temporal positioning and functionality in colonized/white-washed spaces, the erasure of the black female in popular media and literature, and the silencing and misappropriation of ethnic voices.