Myisha Priest's teaching and research focus on African American literature and material culture. She has published articles mining this fruitful intersection in The Crisis , Meridians , and Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination . She is currently completing a book manuscript, "The Children's Miracle": The Impact of Children's Literature on African-American Writing", an interdisciplinary project that considers how figures of children and children's literature impact African American writing. Her most recent publication, "The Nightmare is Not Cured," appeared in the spring volume (March 2010) of American Quarterly . Professor Priest was a recipient of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Fellowship (2009-2010) and most recently, the Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship.