Professor Rita Keresztesi’s research and teaching focus on African and African diaspora literary and cultural studies. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during the academic year of 2010-2011. She has been a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Alumni Ambassador since 2016: https://cies.org/article/introducing-2016-fulbright-us-scholar-alumni-ambassadors
She is the author of the recent book Literary Black Power in the Caribbean: Fiction, Music and Film (Routledge 2020); and Strangers at Home: American Ethnic Modernism between the World Wars (Nebraska University Press 2005 and 2009), and co-editor (with Ellie Higgins and Dayna Oscherwitz) of the book The Western in the Global South (Routledge 2015). Her recent publications focus on West African cinema and music and Caribbean literature and film.