Dr. Scott Heath specializes in African American literature, black public culture, and speculative race theory. He is the author of Head Theory: How Hip Hop Works, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. His work appears in PMLA, African American Review, Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters, and The New York Times. His next monograph is Automatic Black: Technologies of Race + Culture Design. He is a professor in the Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans.