Rhonda Frederick teaches courses in Caribbean and African American Studies with emphases on political and cultural themes, and women’s writing. 

She is the author of “Colón Man a Come”: Mythographies of Panamá Canal Migration, Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) 2005, published in the Caribbean Studies Series (series editors Shona N. Jackson and Anton Allahar)

She has also published articles on Caribbean migrants to Panamá, teaching Caribbean literature, and 19th century Jamaican racial identities in journals such as College Literature, Gender and History, and Identity. 

She is presently at work on a book length project on popular fictions in the African Diaspora, tentatively titled Pop-Fiction: Popular Genres and Black Diaspora Cultures in the Americas.