Senior Instructor

About

  • Role:

    Faculty
  • Position:

    • Senior Instructor
    • Director, Composition Placement
    • Associate Editor, Academic Labor: Research and Artistry
  • Department:

    • English and University Composition Program
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. in English Studies (Illinois State University, 2015)
    • Master's in English (Illinois State University, 2008)
    • Bachelor's in Psychology (University of South Florida, 2003)

Biography

My research focuses primarily on the female expatriate literary communities of early twentieth-century Paris. Figures include women such as Sylvia Beach, Gertrude Stein, Natalie Barney, H.D., Djuna Barnes, and Janet Flanner. I look at how issues of gender, economics, and sexuality all work together in the communities these women established and maintained between the World Wars. I am also interested in American women’s literature, global women's literature, American cultural studies, and gender studies.

Publications

Review of Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis, by Georgiann Davis (2016) in American Book Review.

Courses

  • E 332: Modern Women Writers

  • AMST 101: Self/Community in American Culture Since 1877

  • E 334: Gay and Lesbian Literature

  • CO 300: Advanced Composition

  • CO 301B: Science Writing