Considering just a few of the courses she has taught, I am infected by inspiration:
Film and Literature Reading and Watching Horror
Monstrous 'Others': The Nature and Face of Terror in American Gothic Fiction
Black Horror Fiction and the Nightmare of Race
The Horrors of Blackness: African Americans Revising the Gothic
Contemporary Vampires: Metaphors of Oppression in 21st Century America
The Horrors of Race: Race and Class in American Horror Film
Additionally, Dr. Wester is the author of African American Gothic: Screams from Shadowed Places. Wester argues that the "African American Gothic reveals the myriad ways African American writers manipulate the gothic genre to critique traditional racial ideologies" and "serves as a useful vehicle for the enunciation of the peculiar terrors and complexities of black existence in America."
Sharon Chandler (@SharonDeniseAmy) on Twitter notes that as a former student of Dr. Wester's, she "really makes you think about the Africanist presence is used in horror." Further, "she introduced me to the idea that Birth of A Nation, the original silent film, is actually a horror film," noting that the context of horror from the perspective of African Americans is much more expansive than the demonstrated mainstream fare via the Hollywood popular imagination.