M.F.A., University of Maryland at College Park
M.A. and Ph.D. in English, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Areas of research and teaching: 19th and 20th century British literature, postcolonial theory, children's literature
"Locating Englishness within the Commodity Culture of the Early Twentieth Century in The Wind in The Willows," in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows: A Children’s Classic at 100, eds. Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White. Children’s Literature Association Centennial Studies Series, No. 5. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010. 135-56.
"Converting the Idolatrous Heathens: British Missionaries in the South Seas and India in Children’s Fiction," in Mother Tongue Theologies: Poets, Novelists, Non-Western Christianity, ed. Darren Middleton. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Pubs., 2009. 140-56.
"Maps, Pirates, and Treasure: The Commodification of Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century Boy’s Adventure Fiction," in The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture, ed. Dennis Denisoff. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 173-85.
"The Second Generation British Asian’s Search for an Interstitial Identity in Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette and Farrukh Dhondy’s The Bride and Romance, Romance," South Asian Review 27.1 (2006): 233-48.
“‘The Society of the Nicer English’: National Memory, Englishness, and Imperialism in Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier,” Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, WI, November 2005.
“A Return to an Imaginary Homeland in My Beautiful Laundrette,” International Association of Asian Studies Conference, Houston, TX, February 2005.
“Counter-Memories of Anglo-Saxonism in W. E. B. DuBois’ The Negro and Jean Toomer’s 'Blood-Burning Moon',” Association of African American Studies Conference, Houston, TX, February 2005.
M.A. thesis committees:
Director and committee chair for Adrienne Fountain, thesis on African-American children's literature (current).
Committee member for Kimberly Mathis, creative thesis in poetry (current).
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