Nineteenth-century American literature; Chicana/Latina/o literature; African American literature; comparative studies of the Americas; women’s & gender studies.


“he was either a ‘woman or a genius’: Ellen Craft’s Spanish Masquerade in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860)” in MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. (Reviewed, forthcoming)
Co-Written, with Sara E. Cooper, “Mmm, Mmm Good … .” Review of Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), Journal of Lesbian Studies. (Volume 12, Numbers 2-3, Jul 2008)
Co-Written, with Sara E. Cooper, “Detecting Dangerous Damas.” Review of Catrión Rueda Esquibel, With Her Machete in Her Hand: Reading Chicana Lesbians (U of Texas Press, 2006), Journal of Lesbian Studies. (Volume 10, Numbers 3-4, 2006)
Co-Editor, with Sara E. Cooper, “Lesbian Images in International Popular Culture,” Journal of Lesbian Studies. (Volume 13, Number 1, 2009)


Subjects taught the current academic year:

Subjects taught in recent years:

21L.000[J] Writing About Literature: Writing About Love (Fall 2015)

21L.021 Comedy: Gender, Comedy, and the Body (Spring 2016)