Author Biography

Gayle Wald teaches English and American Studies at The George Washington University. In addition to Shout, Sister, Shout!, she is author of It's Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television and Crossing the Line: Racial Passing in 20th -Century U.S. Literature and Culture. She is the recipient of fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her essays on music and culture have appeared in numerous publications Raised in Philadelphia and its suburbs, she resides in Washington, DC. She can reached at