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B.A.: Literary Studies
Middlebury College, 1993
University of Arizona, 2000
University of Arizona, 2004
Race, class, and gender in American literature
Literature and the environment
Social Justice Studies
Writing I & II
“Dangerous Refuge: Richard Wright and the Swimming Hole.” African American Review 50.1 (Spring 2017): 27-40.
“Quicksand, Passing, and Idlewild: Black Bourgeoisie in the Wilderness.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 23.4 (November 2016): 770-97.
“Others and Origins: 19th Century Suffragists and the ‘Indian Problem.’” Women and the Struggle for Equal Rights: Challenges, Complexities, and Variations in 19th-Century Female Activism. University of Rochester Press (2012).
“Rena’s Two Bodies: Gender and Whiteness in Charles Chesnutt’s The House Behind the Cedars.” Studies in the Novel 43.1 (Spring 2011).
“Republican Mothers and Indian Wives: Lydia Maria Child’s Indian Fiction.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 56.1 (2010): 33-70.
“The Indian Problem as a Woman’s Question: S. Alice Callahan’s Wynema: A Child of the Forest.” ATQ: American Transcendental Quarterly 21.1 (March 2007): 23-45.
“At Home in America: John Fante and the Imaginative American Self.” Studies in American Fiction 32.2 (Autumn 2004): 185-214.
“The Enclosure of America: Civilization and Confinement in Willa Cather's O Pioneers!” American Literature 75.2 (June 2003): 275-303.
“Civil Bodies: Legal Language and the Ritual of Sacrifice.” Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 19 (1999): 67-98.
|Honors and Awards|
Kruson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Alfred University, 2005, 2007, 2011
Abigail Allen Award, Alfred University, 2016
Florence Hemley Schneider Dissertation Prize, University of Arizona, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa
Faculty and Staff