Ph.D. Department of English, New York University, 2006
Dissertation: “Critical Distances: Liberal Multiculturalism, U.S. Citizenship, and Contemporary American Literature,” Director: Phillip Brian Harper
M.A. Department of English, New York University, 2000
B.A. English Literature & French Language and Literature, Tufts University, summa cum laude, 1998
Queer Theory, Disability Theory, and Contemporary American Literature (graduate seminar)
Asian American Literature (graduate seminar)
American Literature 1920-1950: Lead-up to Civil Rights (graduate seminar)
Critical Approaches to Literature (senior capstone & MA “swing” course)
American Literature after 1950 (senior & MA “swing” course)
Race, Sex, Gender and the Public Sphere (senior seminar)
African American Women Writers (cross-listed with Women’s Studies)
American Women Writers: Women with Weapons (cross-listed with Women’s Studies)
Sex and Gender in Literary Theory (cross-listed with Women’s Studies)
Disability Studies and American Literature: Honors College Contemporary Issues
American Literature II Survey: 1865-present
The Search For Equity: Race, Class, and Gender in America Since 1945
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, GALLATIN SCHOOL FOR INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY
Multiculturalism in American Political Thought and Literature Freshman Writing Seminar: Self-Representation in Writing
PACE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENTS OF ENGLISH AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
Women’s Bodies: Violence and Resistance (Freshman Writing component to a Learning Community, interdisciplinary pairing with Introduction to Women’s Studies)
Women in Literature (cross-listed with Women’s Studies) Introduction to Women’s Studies Through Civic Engagement (Women’s Studies)
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Representations of Women
Literary Interpretation (English major gateway course)
Writing New York, Teaching Assistant
American Literature I Survey: beginnings-1865, Teaching Assistant
“Object fear: The national dissociation of race and racism in the era of Obama,” co-written with Dr. Annie Lee Jones, clinical psychologist, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Volume 19 (Fall 2014): 392–412.
“Community Conversations: Expanding the Inclusive Conversation” and “Campus-Wide Committee on Disability and Access: A New Initiative at SUNY Brockport” co-presented with Drs. Jennifer Ashton and Jessica Sniatecki, SUNY Diversity Conference: Awareness to Action, November 2016.
“Disgender Performativity and Queer Illness in Audre Lorde, Miriam Engelberg, and Cherrie Moraga,” Invited talk, Willamette University, Oregon, October 2016.
“The Economics of Racialized Internal Processes in the Individual Psyche and our Culture,” co-presented with Dr. Annie Lee Jones, Invited talk for NYU’s PostDoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Committee on Ethnicity, Race, Class, Culture, and Language, April 16, 2016, NYU.
“White Guys in Wheelchairs: Lost, Avatar, and the Appropriation of Disability,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard, March 2016.
“Disgender and the Politics of Care in Lorde’s and Engelberg’s Cancer Narratives,” MLA, Austin, TX, 2016.
“Do Not Create a Hunger: Vampirism as Social Disability in Gomez’s The Gilda Stories,” After Queer After Humanism: Rice English Symposium, Houston, TX, September 2012.
“Disabled Futures of the Queer Wound: Islas and Moraga,” NEMLA, Rochester, NY, March 2012.
“Queering Through Cripping: Butler and Butler,” MLA, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011.
“Economies of Race in the Political Psyche,” co-presented with Annie Lee Jones, Psychoanalysis, Money and the Economy Conference, Birkbeck College & Freud Museum, London, July 2010.
“Jamaica Kincaid’s International Geographic,” American Studies Association of Korea, Seoul, October 2009.
“Rethinking Subjective Universality: Aesthetics and Politics in a Post-post-Kantian Moment,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Harvard University, March 2009.
State University of New York, Brockport, Professor of English, English Department (2007-present)
State University of New York, Purchase College, Adjunct Profesor, School of Liberal Studies and Continuing Education (2007)
New York University, Adjunct Professor, Gallatin School for Individualized Study (2006-2007)
Pace University, Adjunct Professor, Department of Women’s Studies and Department of English (2006-2007)
New York University, Instructor, Department of English (2004-2005)
New York University, Teaching Assistant, Department of English (2001-2003)