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Underwood, Brandy E.

African American Literature; Affect; Neo-slave Narratives; Memory; Feminist Theory; Music in Literature; African Diaspora Studies; 20th-Century American Literature

Humanities 149
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  • B.A., UC Berkeley


Brandy E. Underwood’s research examines the nexus of race, class, affect and crowds. She is a research assistant for Professor Richard Yarborough, and she has also served as an editorial assistant for The Concise Heath Anthology of American Literature.


“Feeling Beyond the Body: Haunting Anxieties and African American Postmemory in J. California Cooper’s Family.” In review

“Reaction Time: Representations of Affective Response to Collective Violence in Bebe Moore Campbell’s Brothers and Sisters.” In review


“Feeling the Crowd: Black Affective Responses to Collective Violence in African American Fiction.”