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Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Duke University (2002)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1994)
- Finalist, ASUCD Excellence in Education Award, 2011
- Stern Dissertation Fellowship, Duke University, 2001-2002
- Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Dublin, Ireland, 2000
- Fullbright Fellowship, Dublin, Ireland, 1997-1998
- Highest Honors in English, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1994
- "Retromania, the Canon, the Refusal to Work and the Present: The Crassical Connection" Social Text Periscope (January 2013).
- Lazy Idle Schemers: Irish Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Idleness (Field Day Publications of the University of Notre Dame, 2010).
- “Constitutional Laziness: Flann O’Brien and the Politics of Laziness.”
Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42:1 (Spring 2009), 86-108.
- “‘Never a Day’s Work’: Synge and Irish Modernism.” Cambridge Companion to John Miltington Synge. Ed. P.J. Mathews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- “Connolly, the Archive, and Method.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 10.1 (Jan/Feb 2008): 48-66.
- "Whenever Green is Red: James Connnolly and Postcolonial Theory." Nepantla: Views from South 1.3 (2000), 605-648
- "Scenes of Tawdry Tribute: Modernism, Tradition, and Connolly" in P. J. Mathews, ed. New Voices in Irish Criticism (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000), 3-12
Education & Interests:
- Ph.D. (Duke); 20th-c. Irish and British Literature, Modernism, Postcolonial Theory and Literature, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Marxism, 1970s, Noir, Punk Rock, Extreme Metal, Popular Culture (primarily music and sports).