Assistant Professor of English, Department of Literature, Languages, Writing, and Humanities

Contact Information


  • American Literature II
  • African American Literature
  • Women’s Voices
  • International Survey
  • Masterpieces of World Literature II
  • Research and Argument
  • Major American Writers
  • Introduction to Rhetoric and Inquiry


  • U.S. life writing
  • African American literature (19th and early 20th c.)
  • Western American literature
  • feminist literary criticism


  • AB, Princeton University
  • MA, George Mason University
  • PhD, Louisiana State University

Academic Profile

I am an Assistant Professor of English, and I teach the literature of a multicultural America using texts that engage students with conflicting and competing ideas of Americanness. I have taught at several institutions, including Georgetown University, Howard University, Towson University, and Louisiana State University. My work has appeared in Staging Women’s Lives in Academia: Gendered Life Stages in Language and Literature (SUNY Press 2017), Patricia Hill Collins: Reconceiving Motherhood (Demeter Press 2014), Callaloo, Times-Picayune, Washington City Paper, Gambit Weekly, and in the Ms. blog. With Professor Barbara McCaskill, from the University of Georgia, I am preparing an annotated edition of the memoir Twice Sold, Twice Ransomed (1926) by the black Seattle-based evangelists Emma and Lloyd P. Ray for West Virginia University Press’s series called Regenerations: African American Literature and Culture.

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