As a literary scholar and critic, my main focus areas are 20th– and 21st-century science fiction and fantasy literature, especially J.R.R. Tolkien, but also Ursula K. Le Guin, Stephen R. Donaldson, Glen Cook, Poul Anderson, Paul Edwin Zimmer, and others. For a more in-depth discussion of my work, see Fields of Research
or my C.V.
Previous research has landed in such journals as Tolkien Studies
(twice), Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
, Law & Literature, Gothic Studies
, and more.
My teaching mixes face-to-face and online courses within the University of Arizona’s (faculty webpage
) Writing Program, where I teach composition and a highly popular Gen. Ed. course entitled Nonhuman Subjects: Monsters, Ghosts, Aliens, and Others
I’m also active in academic publishing, where I serve as the reviews editor for Fafnir: Nordic Journal of SFF Research.
In the past, my research has been supported by a R. D. Mullen Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
from Science Fiction Studies