Lynne Cooper Harvey Fellow in American Culture Studies
Crystal Payne is PhD student in English Literature and a Lynne Cooper Harvey Fellow in American Culture Studies. In her part time position as a Community Engagement Fellow, Crystal works closely with local community leaders in North St. Louis to plan community development events. Her academic research interests include Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Global Anglophone Literature, Migration Studies, and Hemispheric American Studies. Originally from San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, she has lived in Japan, Bonaire, and in New York City, where she earned her Master’s degree at CUNY-Brooklyn college.