April Logan is an associate professor of english literature, specifically African-American literature at Salisbury University. Her primary focus involves studying African-American literature through the lens of a dominant culture and American canon literature. Currently, she is in the process of revising articles on Mrs. A.E. Johnson’s Clarence and Corrine; or, God’s Way, which is considered to be the first African-American children’s novel and the poetry of Native American platform performer E. Pauline Johnson. Additionally, she's writing a book formerly titled Theorizing and Performing Representation: African American Women Writers 1850-1900.