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Ph.D. in English, University of Delaware, May 2016
Dissertation: “Printing Indians and the Imperial Contest in America
Director: Edward Larkin
M.A. in Literature, University of Houston, 2010
B.A. in Liberal Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
“Apess’ Eulogy and the Politics of Native Visualcy.” Early American Literature. Forthcoming Spring 2018. ms. 27 pp.
“Hawthorne’s Empire: Sculpture and the Indigenous in The Marble Faun.” Studies in American Fiction. Forthcoming Spring 2017. ms. 25 pp.
“Monstrosity and the Majority: Defamiliarizing Race in the University Classroom.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. 16.2 (2016) 356-367.
“Sculpture, the Problem of the Indigenous, and Hawthorne’s The Marble Faun. In HawthornEurope: Transatlantic Conversations. Edited by Valerio Massimo De Angelis. University of Macerata Press, Italy. Forthcoming Fall 2016.
“Redness and the Contest of Anglo-American Empires” in What Have You Done For Me Philately?: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act. Edited by Zach Hutchins. Book manuscript accepted for publication at Dartmouth College Press in Donald Pease’s series Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies.
Awards and Grants (selected):
Last Fellow, American Antiquarian Society, 2015. One-Month Research Fellowship at American Antiquarian Society, Worchester, MA.
Smithsonian Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, 2013-2014. Awarded Competitive Twelve-Month Fellowship to Support Dissertation Research at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
University Graduate Fellows Award, University of Delaware, 2012-2013. Competitive Nine-Month Fellowship to Support Dissertation Research.
Winterthur Short-term Research Fellowship, Winterthur Library, Museum, and Garden, 2012. Competitive One-Month Fellowship to Support Archival Research.
Global Research Award, University of Delaware, 2012. Competitive Fellowship to Support
Two Weeks of Research at the British Museum and the British Library, London.
Conference Papers Presented (selected):
“Local Empires: The Transatlantic Indian in the Eighteenth-Century,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Annual Conference, Worcester, MA, June 2016
“Ethnography and the Image: Visual Translation in the Literatures of Colonization.” Society of Early Americanists, University of Maryland and Washington DC, June 2016.
“Apess’ Eulogy, Native Visualcy, and the Shapes of Sovereignty.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Penn State, March 2016
“A Tale of Three Empires: The Image, the Transatlantic Indian, and the Broadside of Occom’s Sermon on the Execution of Moses Paul.” Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, January 2016.
“Apess’ Eulogy and the Moving Image: Painting, Engraving, and Native Visualcy in the antebellum Transatlantic.” Center For Historic American Visual Culture Conference. American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, November 2015.
“Imperial Rome/Imperial America: Race and the Problem of Indigenous Permanence in Hawthorne's The Marble Faun.” At HawthornEurope: Transatlantic Conversations: Italian Association of American Studies Conference. University of Macerata, Italy, October 2014.
“The Figure of the Indian and the Structure of Empire in Stamp-Act Political Prints.”
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference. Williamsburg, VA, March 2014.
“Teaching Race Through Defamiliarization.” And Gladly Teach?: Pedagogy, Practice, and the Teaching of Literature. University of Delaware. Wilmington, DE, April 2013.
“John Marrant’s British Identity and the Circum-Atlantic World,” American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference. Cleveland, OH, April 2013.
“Captivity, Revolution, and Paratext in the 1780 Edition of Elizabeth Hanson’s God’s Mercy Surrounding Man’s Cruelty.” Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference. Savannah, GA, March 2013.
“The Indian King and the Instability of Empire.” American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX, March 2012.
“The Indian Sachem and the Instability of Empire 1765-1783.” Winterthur Center for Material Culture Studies Annual Symposium for Emerging Scholars. Winterthur, DE, April 2011.
“’To Knit a Pair of Stockins’: Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative, Gender, and Colonial Identity.” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO, November 2009.
Conference Panels Organized:
“The Letter Killeth, But the Image Gives Life,” Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, January 2016. Chair,
“Empire and the Object of Pleasure.”
East-Central American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference, Newark, DE, November 2014.
Arizona State University (2016)
ENGL 101: First-Year Writing I (2 Sections)
George Mason University (2016)
ENGL 302M: Advanced Composition (2 Sections)
Shenandoah University (2015)
ENGL 101: Freshman Composition (3 Sections)
University of Delaware (2010-2015)
ENGL 204: American Literature (1 Section)
ENGL 110H: From Taliban to Timbuktu: Politics, Romance, and "The Middle East" (1 Section)
ENGL 110H: The Monstrous and the Human (1 Section)
ENGL 110: English Composition (7 Sections)
Tutoring:Writing Tutor: University of Delaware Writing Center
Graduate Writing Tutor, University of Delaware Dissertation Bootcamp
University of Houston (2008-2010)
ENGL 1303: English Composition I (1 Section)
ENGL 1304: English Composition II (6 Sections)
Professional Development and Service
Summer Seminar in the History of the Book, American Antiquarian Society, 2013.
Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth, NH, 2012.
Graduate Teaching Mentor, University of Delaware, 2011, 2014.
Graduate Student Mentor, University of Delaware, 2011, 2012, 2014
Co-President, Graduate English Society, University of Houston, 2009-2010
Lower Division Committee Representative, Graduate English Society, U of Houston 2008-9
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
Modern Language Association
Society of Early Americanists