I teach teachers and preservice teachers in the School of Education at UAlbany while also directing field education for the MSSE program.   In addition, I partner with local schools to direct undergraduate community service volunteering. My current research engages the ways in which digital forms affect our sociopolitical modes of participation and pedagogy, and my monograph, Mixed Media in Contemporary American Literature: Voices Gone Viral (2021), was published by Routledge. I have also published on children’s literature, contemporary literature. writing pedagogy, critical listening, and feminist pedagogy. I am on the executive board of the SUNY Council on Writing and a member of the Capital District Writing Project.

You can find me in Schenectady or Little Falls with my partner Rob and our cats. I’m also a runner, and I frequent the trails of the Adirondacks.


Stony Brook University
PhD English
Advanced Certificate in Cultural Studies and Analysis (CAT)
Advanced Certificate in Media, Art, and Technology (MACT)
SUNY’s President’s Award For Excellence in Teaching
Charles Davis Prize for Best Dissertation

SUNY College at Buffalo
MA in English
Thesis: “Reading the Uncanny in Woolf, Brooks, and H.D.”

Canisius College
MS Literacy and Education/Writing Project Fellow

SUNY Buffalo
BA English Honors Program/Minor MIS


Mixed Media in American Literature: Viral Voices in the Novel @Routledgelit.

“Making a Wager for Water: Melancholy, Memory, and Storytelling in Emmi Itäranta,” Special Section: Environmental Futures and Global/Transnational YA Literature, International Journal for Young Adult Literature, Spring 2024.

“Listening Pedagogies and the Sounds of Stories,” Work of Literature Literary Studies in the Classroom, Special Issue of the Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, Spring 2024.

“Aesthetic Reading and Reflexivity in Edwidge Danticat’s Untwine,” Children’s Literature, Vol. 49, 2021, muse.jhu.edu/article/794004.

“‘Giving Back the Lack’: Facing the Voices of the Imagetext in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen,” forthcoming Callaloo Special Issue.

“Egan, Jennifer.” Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, 1980-2020, edited by Stephen J. Burn et. al, Wiley-Blackwell. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781119431732.ecaf0045

“Sonic Reading and Intersectional Knowledges,” Pedagogy & American Literary Studies, August 2019: https://teachingpals.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/sound-writing-and-literary-affordances/

“Mapping Memory: Moving Between Terror and Trauma in The Yellow Birds.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 58, no. 4, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1080/00111619.2016.1264358

Book Review: Ellen Bryant Voigt’s Headwaters, Coldfront Magazine. March 20, 2014. http://coldfrontmag.com/reviews/headwaters/



Blog Posts


    Scarcity and Abundance: Cultivating Community and Expertise in Uncertain Times,” Fall 2021 SUNY Conference on Writing Oct. 22nd-24th 2021 (organizer)

    Curriculum Coordinator, Binghamton University Summer 2021, Summer Writing

    SUNY Council on Writing Webinar Series/Board Member and Contributor

    Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop, James Madison University and HASTAC, June 2017

    Digital Proposal for NYC Digital Humanities: “Prometheus’ Flame: (Re)figuring the Language of Science,” August 2015

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Landscapes of Memory and Food in Tommy Pico,” 21st-Century Memory Work, MLA Washington D.C., January 2022.

    “Teaching Writing and Playful Pedagogy,” The Shape of the Profession Post-Pandemic for Faculty and Grads in Writing Studies, MLA Washington D.C., January 2022

    “Gothic Listening and Feminist Teaching Praxis in Carmen Maria Machado,” Imaginative Discourses in the Composition Classroom, NEMLA Virtual Philly, March 2021.

    “The Writing Transfer of Remix Aesthetics and Arguments,” Digital Rhetoric in a Digital World: Cultures of Writing, Information, and Communication (Part 2), NEMLA Virtual Philly, March 2021.

    “Writing Studies and Cultural Literacy” Roundtable, NEMLA 2020.

    “Syncretic Realities and Aesthetics in Edwidge Danticat’s Untwine,” NEMLA March 2020.

    “Listening to Write: The Aural Aesthetics of Sound and Voice Composition.”  SUNY Council on Writing Conference, SUNY Purchase College, November 2019.

    “Listening to the Vocal Remix and Surround Sound of Jennifer Egan’s Goon Squad.” American Comparative  Literature Association, Georgetown University, March 2019.

    “‘Giving Back the Lack’: Facing the Voices of the Imagetext in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen.” NEMLA, Washington D.C.,  March 2019.

    “Voices in the Machine in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King.” Novel Theory, Cornell University, June 2018.

    “The Digital Rhetorics and Virtual Realities of Feminist Pedagogy.” National Women’s Studies Association, November 2017.


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