About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of English at Clayton State University where I teach American literature and composition. This year I served as the Fulbright-Botstiber scholar at the University of Graz, Austria.

As a Fulbright scholar, I had the pleasure of living, teaching, and researching in the beautiful Austrian city of Graz. While there I taught a doctoral seminar on American protest literature, led a series of PhD professionalization workshops, gave guest lectures at universities across central Europe, presented at conferences, and made headway on my current manuscript project, “Imagining Other Worlds: Narrative Re-Vision as Protest.” I also sampled just about every Austrian pastry since the era of Mozart. Head over to the Fulbright section of this website to learn more.

My research specialty is in American literature, particularly women’s studies and African American literature. My dissertation, Boycott: Literary Interventions in the American Marketplace, 1820-1880  was the recipient of Wilbur Owen Sypherd Prize. 

To see a list of publications and conference presentations, please head over to scholarship.

As an educator, I work with students in interdisciplinary subjects, including American literature, American studies, women’s studies, and composition. For a better idea of my work as an educator, head over to Teaching.

Areas of interest:

19thC, 18thC, American Literature, Women’s Studies, African American Literature, Print Culture, Material Culture, Periodical Studies, Social Justice, Protest Literature and Culture, Environmental Humanities, Rhetoric and Composition

Cover Image: Trinity College Library, Dublin. I traveled to University College Dublin to present a paper on Lydia Maria Child and Louisa May Alcott.