Area of Interests: Celebrity Culture; Popular Culture; Film and Television; History of New York; Bohemian Culture; Autobiography; Biography
Course(s) Taught: Writing I; Writing II: Memoir and Autobiography; Celebrity: An Historical Exploration of Modern Fame; Creative Writing- Global Voices
Cultural Studies Dissertation Award
Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
LS Student's Excellence in Teaching Award (2007)
Teaching Statement: I teach a dialogue-based class, with contemporary readings and mixed media. I encourage students to take risks in their thinking and writing, while respecting the discipline of the crafts of writing and thought. I try to expose students to exciting examples of the written word, and of creative media production. By studying contemporary phenomenas, we can help formulate theories with important historical implications.
- The Accidental Reader: Interpreting Literature in an Emergency, The Nation, National Public Radio, Genders Journal, forthcoming, 2012