Margy Adams

Margy Adams is a Black feminist literary scholar and PhD candidate in the department of English at Emory University. She combines Black performance theory, sound studies, and humor studies to investigate literary and cultural constructions of race, queerness, gender, and language in Black American and Afro-Caribbean literature, giving specific attention to how knowledge is produced through the sound of and around laughter. As a digital and public humanist, Margy’s scholarship also considers the ways digital technologies cohere with Black compositional practices and what their practical interfaces reveal. Margy is the inaugural IDEAS (Interdisciplinary Exploration and Scholarship) Teaching Fellow for Emory’s Institute for the Liberal Arts, and she works as a digital scholarship assistant at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship with specializations in aural and visual design.

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