Monica L. Miller is the Tow Family Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Barnard College. She is the author of Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, which received the 2010 William Sanders Scarborough Prize for the best book in African American literature and culture from the Modern Language Association and was shortlisted for the 2010 Modernist Studies Association book prize. A grantee from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2012, 2001), the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2004), and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (2004), she is a specialist in contemporary African American and Afro-diasporic literature and cultural studies. She is currently at work on a new project, Blackness Swedish Style: Figuring Blackness in a Place without Race, which considers cultural production by the emerging black community in Sweden and its connection to black European and Afro-diasporic identity formation and cultural/political movements.