Author Biography

Gayle Wald is Professor of English and American Studies at The George Washington University. In addition to Shout, Sister, Shout!, she is author of Crossing the Line: Racial Passing in 20th -Century U.S. Literature and Culture and the forthcoming book "It's Been Beautiful": Soul! and Black Power TV, both from Duke University Press. Her essays on music and culture have appeared in numerous publications. Raised in Philadelphia and its suburbs, she resides in Washington, DC .