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Associate Professor of English
Coordinator, Film Studies Minor
Ph.D., Rice University, 2001
Teaching and Research Interests:
U.S. literature after 1865, African American literature, critical theory, film and cultural studies, prison studies
"What Looms: The University, the Jailhouse, and Pedagogy," Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, 9.2 (Spring 2009).
"Blood for Oil: Crude Metonymies and Tobe Hooper's Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)," Gothic Studies 10.1 (May 2008).
"Star Hole (for Courtney Love)," Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, 22.65  (Summer 2007).
"American Emergencies: Whiteness, the National Guard, and Light in August" The Faulkner Journal 22.1-2 (Fall 2006, Spring 2007).
"A 'Headless Display': Sula, Soldiers, and Lynching," Modern Fiction Studies 52.2 (Summer 2006).
"Waste and Whiteness: Zora Neale Hurston and the Politics of Eugenics," African American Review 34.4 (Winter 2000).
"Little, Violent, White: The Bad Seed and the Matter of Children," The Journal of Popular Film and Television 28.2 (Summer 2000).
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