Christina Sharpe is a Professor at Tufts University in the Department of English and the Programs in Africana and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her second book In the Wake: On Blackness and Being was published by Duke University Press in November 2016 and was named in the Guardian newspaper and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016. Her first book Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects was published in 2010, also by Duke University Press. Sharpe is currently completing the critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) and on two monographs: Black. Still. Life. and Refusing Necrotopia. She is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.