nineteenth-century US literature and culture, early American literature, Native American literature, African American literature, American studies, performance studies, theatre history, sentimentalism



Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

M.A., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999

B.A., English and Philosophy, Saint Olaf College, Northfield MN, 1997




Provocative Eloquence: Theater, Violence, and Antislavery Speech in the Antebellum U.S. University of Michigan Press, 2019.

Native Acts: Indian Performance, 1603-1832, edited with Joshua David Bellin, afterword by Philip J. Deloria. University of Nebraska Press, 2011.

Moving Encounters: Sympathy and the Indian Question in Antebellum Literature. University of Massachusetts Press, 2008.

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