I am an Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Francis, where I teach courses in writing, American literature, and critical theory. I also study and write about American literature, art, and culture after 1945. I have a B.A. in Literature from Duke University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia.
My book project, Senseless Violence, is about violence and emotion in post-1945 American fiction and art. I have written about contemporary fiction, violence, the avant-garde, affect studies, feminist theory, autotheory, and aesthetics for venues including Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Journal of Modern Literature, the minnesota review, American Literature (forthcoming), Pedagogy (forthcoming), ASAP/J and the Los Angeles Review of Books. My other interests include digital humanities, gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, queer theory, new media writing, digital pedagogy, and multimodal rhetoric and composition.
I am co-editor of a special double issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory devoted to the theme of “Violent Feelings” and a Contributing Editor at ASAP/J, the open-access publication of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present.