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Kimberly Mack (PhD UCLA) is an Assistant Professor and specializes in African American literature and culture, twentieth- and twenty-first century ethnic American literature, autobiographical narratives, and American popular music. She is the author of “‘There’s No Home for You Here’: Jack White and the Unsolvable Problem of Blues Authenticity” (Musical Autobiographies, ed. Martin Butler and Daniel Stein, special issue of Popular Music and Society, 2015) and articles and reviews in various international and national music publications. Her book, Fade to Black: Blues Music and the Art of Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White, is under contract with the University of Massachusetts Press, and it explores the autobiographical impulse in contemporary American blues literature, drama, and popular music. Dr. Mack teaches courses on the undergraduate and graduate levels on African American literature and culture, as well as other courses for majors and non-majors, including Writing About Literature; Contemporary Literary Theories and Criticism; and Literature of Postcolonial, Diasporic, and Nonwhite Communities.