Eve Allegra Raimon is Professor of English and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine. A Ph.D. from Brandeis University, she teaches nineteenth century African American and American literature and culture, race and ethnic studies, media studies, and non-fiction writing. She is co-editor of the collection Harriet Wilson’s New England: Race, Writing, & Region, with a forward by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (University Press of New England, 2007) and author of The “Tragic Mulatta” Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth Century Antislavery Fiction (Rutgers University Press, 2004). Raimon’s most recent publications include “Brutality and Brotherhood: James Baldwin and Prison Sexuality,” in a special issue on Baldwin in The African American Review. She was awarded a faculty senate research grant for 2013-2014 to work on her current book project, Beyond the Black Heritage Trail: Race, Place, and Public Memory in New England. She is past president of the New England American Studies Association chapter.