Miriam Thaggert

Miriam Thaggert is an Associate Professor of English and African-American Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century African-American literature, American modernism, and American visual culture. Her first book, Images of Black Modernism (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010) examines Harlem Renaissance aesthetic theories, fiction, and photography and the formation of early-twentieth-century African-American modernism. Her research interests include critical race theory, film and popular culture, and photography.