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Ph.D., English, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2021
M.A., Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, 2010
B.A., Political Science, Concentration: Women's and Gender Studies, Carleton College, 2006
Dr. Scherr’s research primarily focuses on African American and Ethnic Literature with a particular interest in the utilization of speculative and artistic elements when creating and telling activist narratives. Her work studies how these narratives continue to create conversations throughout time and across the African diaspora. Furthermore, she explores how the Black Imaginary has become a necessary tool of activism that helps people from all walks of life understand and participate in the larger social and scholarly discussions that frame our lives.
- "Utopic Rage: Transforming the Future Through Narratives of Black Feminine Rage," Routledge Handbook to Alternative Futurisms, (Forthcoming 2022).
- Monstrous Rage: Using The Supernatural to Navigate Black Horror and Rage, Critical Imprints, (2020).