Scholarly interests in late 19th- and early 20th-century American literature and culture (esp. Wharton and Dreiser), African American and Native American writers, travel writing, cultural and critical race theory, digital humanities
I’m interested in Latina/o/x literatures and cultures and American literatures from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
Professor, Teacher, and Scholar dedicated to interrogating the profession of authorship, print & publishing culture, and editorial process in 19th-20th century American literature, as well as the works of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
19th and 20th Century Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Mexico, U.S. Latina/o Literature, Religious Insurgencies, Popular Religion, Tabloids, Narco-Literature
Nineteenth-century American literature, Native American culture and writing, poetry and poetics, gender and sexuality studies, history of the book
eco-critical studies; promotional literature;19th-century American literature; travel narratives; real estate ads; material culture; evidence-based teaching and learning; motivational psychology; branding
My research and publications focus on 19th-century American literature and culture, especially women’s writing, manuscript culture, American transcendentalism, the history of women’s rights, commonplace books and scrapbooks, and scholarly editing.
My research can be broadly divided into two areas: (1) 19th-20th century American and English literature, and (2) Modern and contemporary Japanese language, literature, and culture. Studies in global modernism and transnational exchanges bring these two fields together. Related research interests include feminist, postcolonial, and critical theory; the multi-ethnic literatures of the US, particularly African-American literature; the American South; Gothic literature; visual texts, arts, and culture.
19th, 20th, 21st century literatures; global studies; modernism and modernity studies; colonial/postcolonial/Empire studies; the novel; film, media, new media studies; critical and political theory; aesthetics and philosophy; queer and feminist theory; visual culture; the Global South; critical geography; Global Wests, American West; eco-critical studies and activism; precarity, labor, poverty, class; mass culture, TV studies; classics; the epic; Irish literature and culture; contemporary global fiction; science; mysticism.
I study black visual culture, with a particular emphasis on photography. I’m currently interested in 19th century forms of technology (especially the railroad and the telegraph) and the way these technologies impacted Americans’ perceptions of gender, race, class, and nationality.