Diana Adesola Mafe is an associate professor of English at Denison University, where she teaches courses in postcolonial, gender, and black studies. She has a PhD in English from McMaster University, an MA in English from the University of Guelph, and a BA in English and Art from McMaster University. Her work tracks the literary and cinematic roles of and for women of color in African and American discourses, with a current emphasis on speculative fiction and video games.
Her newest book is called Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before: Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV (University of Texas Press, 2018). She is also the author of Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literature: Coloring Outside the (Black and White) Lines (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). And her articles have appeared in African American Review, Camera Obscura, The Journal of Popular Culture, Research in African Literatures, American Drama, English Academy Review, Frontiers, Safundi, and African Women Writing Resistance.
She is a former visual artist, a racket sports enthusiast, and a lifelong fan of PC and console games (from The Legend of Zelda and Monkey Island to Dragon Age and Uncharted).