Grimoire. Poetry Collection. Pittsburgh: Autumn House Press, 2020. [New York Public Library’s Top Ten Poetry Books of 2020; Reviewed in New & Noteworthy Poetry New York Times; Art + Lit Laboratory; Ms. Magazine September 2020 Reads for the Rest of Us; Terrain.org; Glasswork Magazines]
Vixen. Poetry Collection. Pittsburgh: Autumn House Press, 2017. [Reviewed in Foreword Reviews; My San Antonio; Exemplars;]
A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance. Edited by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson. Chicester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. (484pp) [Reviewed in MELUS]
Dorothy West’s Paradise: A Biography of Class and Color. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012. [Reviewed in American Literary History; American Studies; Choice; Martha’s Vineyard Times; CLA]
Mistress, Reclining. Poetry Chapbook. New Women’s Voices Award Series. Kentucky: Finishing Line Press, 2010. (40 pp)
Comedy: American Style. Jessie Redmon Fauset. Edited and introduction, annotations, appendix by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009. [Reviewed in American Literary Realism]
Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007. [Reviewed in MELUS; Legacy; African American Review; Choice]
“Sensing Black Coral,” in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, isab050, 2021
“Ghostly Outlines,” English Language Notes. April 2021 59:1. 225-228.
“Isle of Refuge” in Water~Stone Review 22 (2019). [Pushcart Prize Nomination 2019; Best American Notable Travel Writing of 2019]
“Saltworks” in Terrain.org.
[Finalist for the Fall 2018 Travel Writing Nowhere Magazine]
“Perfection with a hole in the middle”: Archipelagic Assemblage in Tiphanie Yanique’s Land of Love and Drowning. Journal for Transnational American Studies (Summer 2019) 93-123.
Brigham Young University. Humanities Center Podcast:
On Academics, Aesthetics, and Advocacy, with guest Cherene Sherrard, University of Wisconsin-Madison
To the Best of Our Knowledge, A Parenting Revolution, May 22, 2021
Badger Talks Podcast, “On Poetry and Meaningful Baking”
Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., Cornell University
B.A., University of California Los Angeles
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
- Kellett Mid-Career Award, UW-Madison 2020
- Outstanding Woman of Color Award UW-Madison, 2019
- BCALA Honor Book Prize for Dorothy West’s Paradise
- Walter E. Dakin Poetry Fellowship to Sewanee 2018.
- External Faculty Fellowship, Stanford University Research Institute of the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) 2011-2012
- Foerster Prize in American Literature Awarded to the best essay published in American Literature
- National Endowment for the Humanities Award.
- Editorial Boards, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Modernity/Modernism.