2014 Ph.D. English - The University of Arizona
2009 M.A. English - San Diego State University
2006 B.A. English - University of California, Berkeley
Research & Teaching Interests
Nineteenth and twentieth-century American, British, and global Anglophone literature; transatlantic and global modernism; postmodernism; postcolonialism; multi-ethnic American literature; the history and theory of the novel; literary and critical theory.
2019 - Associate Professor of English, Palomar College
2015-2019 Assistant Professor of English, Palomar College
2014-2015 English Instructor, SUNY Westchester Community College
2018 "Specters of Ideology in Joseph Conrad's Nostromo." Studies in the Novel 50.3 (2018): 359-377. Winner of the 2017 Bruce Harkness
Young Conrad Scholar Award, presented by the Joseph Conrad Society of America.
2014 "Repetition, Race, and Desire in The Great Gatsby." Journal of Modern Literature 37.2 (2014): 76-91.
2011 "'All the World’s a Stage': Performance in Herman Melville’s The Confidence-Man." The Explicator 69.4 (2011): 167-170
2020 Modernism and Subjectivity: How Modernist Fiction Invented the Postmodern Subject (Single-Authored Monograph Forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press. Spring 2020.
2014 "Cleanth Brooks" and "Nathanael West." Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. London: Routledge, 2014 (in press). Web.
2013 "Benjamin Franklin," "Jack Kerouac," and "D.H. Lawrence." The Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature. Eds. Geoff
Hamilton and Brian Jones. MacFarland Press, 2013.
2012 "The Federalist Papers" and "Phillis Wheatley." The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington. Ed. Adam Shprintzen. Mount Vernon Estate,
Museum & Gardens, 2012. Web.
2016 Making History New: Modernism and Historical Narrative, by Seamus O’Malley. Modernism/modernity (23.4): 922-924.
2015 Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development, by Jed Esty. Joseph Conrad Today. Spring 2015.
2014 Reclaiming Nostalgia: Longing for Nature in American Literature, by Jennifer Ladino. The Journal of Ecocriticism 6.1 (2014): 5-6.
2013 Troublemakers: Power, Representation, and the Fiction of the Mass Worker, by William Scott. Labor Studies Journal 39 (2014): 88-89.
2011 As I Lay Dying: A Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Michael Gorra. Modern Language Studies 40.2 (2011): 87-89.
2011 "Tips on Writing Introductions for Essays." A Student’s Guide to First-Year Writing, 32nd Edition, eds. Jennifer Haley-Brown, Caitlin
Rodriguez, Jerry Lee. Hayden-McNeil, 2011. 86-87.
2015- ENG 50: Introductory Composition, ENG 100: English Composition, ENG 203: Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature, ENG 205: Introduction to Literature, ENG 230: Introduction to the American Novel, ENG 255: Literature and Ideas, ENG 270: Popular Literature
SUNY Westchester Community College
2014-2015 ENG 92: Writing for College II, ENG 101: Writing and Research, ENG 102: Writing and Literature
The University of Arizona
2009-2014 ENGL 101: First-Year Composition I, ENGL 102: First-Year Composition II, ENGL 109H: Advanced First-Year Composition, ENGL 300: Literature and Film
Pima Community College
2013 WRT 102: Writing II
San Diego State University
2008-2009 RWS 100: The Rhetoric of Written Argument, RWS 200: The Rhetoric of Written Argument in Context, ENGL 220: Introduction to Literature
Online Courses Taught:
2016 ENG 100: English Composition (3 sections)
The University of Arizona
2013-2014 AFAS 320: African American Slave Narrative: History & Literature, AFAS/ENGL/GWS 342: Writers, Women & The Gods
The University of Arizona
2011-2014 ENGL 160A: Human Rights in Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature (Instructor of Record: Professor Jerrold Hogle), ENGL 160D: The
Monster (Instructor of Record: Professor Jerrold Hogle)
San Diego State University
2007-2008 ENGL 220: Introduction to Literature (Instructor of Record: Professor Quentin Bailey), ENGL 301: The Psychological Novel (Instructor
of Record: Professor William Nericcio
2019 “Skepticism, Critique, and Hope in Conrad.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference. San Diego, CA. November 14- 17, 2019.
2016 "Compartmentalized Dwellings and Compartmentalized Minds: Late Modernism, Subjectivity, and the Mapping of Los Angeles." Modernist
Studies Association Conference. Pasadena, CA. November 17-20, 2016.
2016 "The Perils of Recognition in Fitzgerald’s Leading Men." American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 26-29, 2016.
2015 "'Mapping the Void': Terror and Redemption in Conrad and Joyce." Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Vancouver, BC.
January 8-11, 2015.
2014 "Colonial Consciousness in the Anglo-Indian Novel." American Comparative Literature Association Conference. New York, NY. March
2014 "Black and Red: Ellison, Ideology, and the Problematics of Black Marxism." The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the
United States (MELUS) Conference. Oklahoma City, OK. March 6-9, 2014.
2013 "Repetition, Race, and Desire in The Great Gatsby." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference. San Diego, CA.
November 1-3, 2013.
2013 "'A Large Hollow Sphere': 'Virtual' and 'Actual' Space in Samuel Beckett's Murphy." American Comparative Literature Association
Conference. Toronto, ON. April 4-7, 2013.
2013 "'The people who go to California to die': Swan Songs of Modernism in West, Huxley, and Fitzgerald." The Louisville Conference on
Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 21-23, 2013.
2012 "'Sustaining Illusion': Capitalism and Subjectivity in Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Conference. Seattle, WA. October 19-21, 2012.
2011 "The Figuring of Tiresias in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway." Pacific and Ancient Modern Language
Association Conference. Claremont, CA. November 5-6, 2011.
2011 "From the Jazz Age to the Beat Generation: The American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Jack Kerouac’s On the
Road." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference. Scottsdale, AZ. October 6-8, 2011.
2011 "The Great Gatsby, On the Road, and the American Dream." New Directions in Critical Theory Conference. Tucson, AZ. April 29-30, 2011.
2010 "Post-Impressionism, Indeed! Fielding’s Rationalism in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India." South Central Modern Language Association
Conference. Ft. Worth, TX. October 28-30, 2010.
2010 "L’objet introuvable: A Lacanian Reading of Gatsby’s Desire." American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 27-30,
2010 "Frontier Masculinity in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses." Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 10-13, 2010.
2008 "Slaughterhouse-Five, or Kurt Vonnegut’s Anti-Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Christianity." Northeast Modern Language Association
Conference. Buffalo, NY. April 10-13, 2008.
Panels and Seminars Organized:
2014 "(Re)Conceptualizing Global ‘Capitals’ in Modernist Studies." (Seminar) American Comparative Literature Association Conference. New
York, NY. March 20-23. Organizer and Presider.
2014 "Marxism and Psychoanalysis in the Twenty-First Century." (Panel) Modern Language Association Conference. Chicago, IL. January 9-12,
2014. Co-organizer and co-presider.
2013 "Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture." (Seminar) American Comparative Literature
Association Conference. Toronto, ON. April 4-7, 2013. Organizer and presider.
2010 "Psychopathology in American Literature." (Panel) American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 27-30, 2010.
Organizer and chair.
Lectures and Other Events
2019 "Leaves of Grass: A Walt Whitman Bicentennial Celebration." San Diego Public Library. San Diego, CA. December 11, 2019.
2018 “Make America Read Again: Reconsidering Classic American Literature in the Age of Trump.” Political Economy Days. Palomar College.
San Marcos, CA. April 12, 2018.
2015 "The Politics and Economics of 'Adjunctification.'" Political Economy Days. Palomar College. San Marcos, CA. October 14, 2015.
2015 "Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness." Great Books Forum. SUNY Westchester Community College. Valhalla, NY. February 26, 2015.
2019- Faculty Senate - Palomar College
2019- Tenure Evaluation Committee for Elizabeth Pain - Palomar College
2019- Tenure Evaluation Committee for Lisette Lasater - Palomar College
2018-2019 English 50/50A Committee Director - Palomar College
2017-2018 English 10/50 Committee - Palomar College
2016- Palomar College Great Books Seminar (Founder and Chair) - Palomar College
2016- Curriculum Committee - Palomar College
2015- Professional Procedures Committee - Palomar College
2015- Oversight/Grant Funded Projects Committee - Palomar College
2015-2016 English Department Hiring Committee - Palomar College
2015 Academic Integrity Committee - SUNY Westchester Community College
2014 Research & Issues Committee - SUNY Westchester Community College
2014 English Electives Committee - SUNY Westchester Community College
2013 English Graduate Union Co-Chair - The University of Arizona
2013 Critical Theory Colloquium Co-Founder - The University of Arizona
2012 English Department Faculty Hiring Committee Member - The University of Arizona
2012 Dean’s Advisory Council Member - The University of Arizona
2012 Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant Judge - The University of Arizona
2007 Writer Tutor - San Diego State University
2017-2018 Article Reviewer - Conradiana
2017 Article Reviewer - Mississippi Quarterly
2015 Article Reviewer - ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews
2014 Article Reviewer - Teaching American Literature
2012 Reviewer of Draft Chapters for Culture-Themed Single-Topic Reader - Oxford University Press
2011 Co-Chair, New Directions in Critical Theory Conference. Tucson, AZ.
2008 Editorial Intern - Fiction International
2004 Editorial Intern - City Works Literary Journal
Awards & Fellowships
2017 Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award ($100 Honorarium) - Awarded by the Joseph Conrad Society of America
2014 Julie Christakis DeFazio Excellence in Teaching Award ($2500) - The University of Arizona
2013 David L. Patrick Dissertation Fellowship ($7000 spring semester award) - The University of Arizona
2012 Writing Program Fellowship ($3000 summer award to promote research) - The University of Arizona
2010 Ruth Gardner Teaching Award Nominee - The University of Arizona
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
Joseph Conrad Society of America
Modern Language Association
Modernist Studies Association