Michelle Robinson (RBS 1997) earned an A.B. in English and American Language and Literature from Harvard University and a Master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School before receiving her Ph.D. from Boston University’s American and New England Studies Program. She is the author of a collection of poems, The Life of a Hunter, published by Kuhl House Press at the University of Iowa in 2005. Since Fall 2010, Michelle currently serves as an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches course in film, literature and U.S. religious history. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Places for Dead Bodies: Blackness, Labor and Detection in American Literature.