Assistant Professor of English
PhD, English (2013), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MA, English (2005), University of Massachusetts, Boston
BA, English (2000), Olivet Nazarene University
Research and Teaching Interests
Multi-ethnic and multi-racial American literature; nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American women's writing; modernist writing; American Indian literatures; literature of the American West; American literature from the seventeenth century to the present; colonial and postcolonial theory; feminist theory; literary historicism and history of the book/print culture; composition pedagogy.
"Maternal Economies in the Estranged Sisterhood of Edith Summers Kelley and Charlotte Perkins Gilman." Studies in American Fiction. Forthcoming, Spring 2015.
"Peyote in the Kitchen: Gendered Identities and Imperial Domesticity in Edna Ferber's Cimarron." Western American Literature 47.1 (Spring 2012): 67-89.
On Elizabeth Bishop's poem "Pink Dog." Modern American Poetry, 2007. Electronic journal and multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry. Oxford University Press, 2000. Edited by Cary Nelson.
On Yusef Komunyakaa's poem "Work." Modern American Poetry, 2007. Electronic journal and multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry. Oxford University Press, 2000. Edited by Cary Nelson.
- College Composition
- Business and Technical Writing
- Introduction to American Literature: American Obsessions
- Ethnicity in American Literature: Writing and Becoming a Hyphenated-American
- Studies in Early 20th Century Literature: American Modernism
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