20th century and contemporary literature and culture, African American literature, multicultural literature, American studies, feminist pedagogy, social justice, critical university studies


Ph.D., English and American Studies, CUNY Graduate Center
M.A, English, CUNY Graduate Center
B.A., English, Rutgers University

Other Publications


“Building a Student-Centered (Digital) Learning Community with Undergraduates” co-authored with Lisa Tagliaferri. Forthcoming in Digital Humanities Quarterly (2017).

“Changing the Subject: Adrienne Rich and the Poetics of Activist Pedagogy,” American Literature, special issue on “Pedagogy: Critical Practices for a Changing World” 89.2 (2017): 305-329.

“‘The Problem of Locomotion’: Infrastructure and Automobility in Three Postcolonial Urban Nigerian Novels.” Modern Fiction Studies 61.4 (2015): 669-689.


“Digital Humanities: The Role of Interdisciplinary Humanities in the Information Age” coauthored with Cathy N. Davidson. The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity Second Edition. Ed. Robert Frodeman, Julie Thompson Klein, Robert Carlos Dos Santos Pacheco. New York: Oxford University Press 2017.


Review of MoMA Supposium, co-authored with Lynne Beckenstein, The Supposium: Thought Experiments & Poethical Play for Difficult Times (Litmus, forthcoming).

Review of Feminism, the Left, and Postwar Literary Culture by Kathlene McDonald, Callaloo 37.3 (2014): 742-746.

Digital Publications

“Timekeeping as Feminist Pedagogy,” Inside Higher Ed, June 27, 2017.

“Collaboration,” co-authored with Katina Rogers and Amanda Licastro. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Ed. Matthew K. Gold, Rebecca Frost Davis, Kathy Harris, Jentery Sayers. Forthcoming from Modern Language Association 2016.

“Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies.” Co-authored with Cathy N. Davidson. HASTAC.org (34,630 views), twice republished by London School of Economics Social Science Impact Blog (25,489 views, among most popular posts ever featured), January 26, 2015.

“Because nothing is sufficient, we must use everything.” Critical Ethnic Studies. August 31, 2015.

“On Crafting an Assignment Sequence for a Collaborative, Web-Based Final Project in a Composition Course.” The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. May 21, 2015.

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