Hi there. I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Comparative Studies Program at Florida Atlantic University, under the direction of Dr. Taylor Hagood
. Overtly interdisciplinary by training, my scholarly concentration focuses on the print culture of Southern literature during the late-capitalist period. My dissertation project, “The Paratextual Conditions of Larry Brown’s ‘Facing the Music,’” informs materialist readings of souths
by exploring how conspicuous paratextual southernness mediates consumption and reading practices around Larry Brown’s short story published in literary magazines, essay collections, and anthologies. My recent teaching includes undergraduate courses in my college’s Interdisciplinary Studies program, the Department of English and the Department of History. I also serve on the boards of both the Comparative Studies Student Association and the Graduate and Professional Student Association at Florida Atlantic University, focusing on program development, conference organization, and advocating for improvements in graduate-student working conditions.
I’m a veteran academic professional with more than fifteen years of research, classroom, and administrative experience in universities, secondary schools, corporate, and professional organizations around the world. I’m looking to work in creative and collaborative scholarly environments, in departments and programs that focus on American Studies, Ethnic and Multicultural Studies, English and Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as a range of other areas in the Humanities. My curriculum vitae, resume, and other materials are available by request through Interfolio or via email sent to: a gleek at fau dot edu.
“Kant We Hegel Our Way Out of This? The Problem of People in Postcolonial Studies.” Penumbra
5, (2018) https://unionpenumbra.org/article/kant-we-hegel-our-way-out-of-this-the-problem-of-people-in-postcolonial-studies/
“Understanding Student Engagement During Simulations in IB Global Politics.” i.e.: inquiry in education
, vol. 7, no. 1 (2015) http://digitalcommons.nl.edu/ie/vol7/iss1/6
(with Robert P. Watson, Anthony J. Eksterowicz, & Sarah B. Andrews) “Treatment of the electoral college in American government and presidential textbooks.” White House Studies
, vol. 4, no. 3 (2004).
(with Robert P. Watson and Michael Grillo) Presidential Doctrines: National Security from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush
. NY: Nova Science, 2003. Trade
(with Rob Murphy) Pearson Baccalaureate Essentials: Global Politics
, Pearson Education, 2016.
“Teachers as Researchers: Changing the Dynamics of Professional Development.” Education Week: Work in Progress
, 4 February 2015, http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/work_in_progress/2015/02/teachers_as_researchers_changi.html