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My dissertation explores how dynamics of vision and sound shaped the ways that intellectuals represented black agricultural laborers in nineteenth-century American literature. My general research interests include: U.S. labor literature and culture, critical race studies, philosophies of labor, media theory, and intellectual methodologies.
--M.A. of English Studies, Illinois State University, 2009
--B.A. of English, Michigan State University, 2003
--Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-2017
--UC-Davis: Instructor. UWP 101: Advanced Composition.
--UC-Davis: Instructor. ENL 3: Introduction to Literature.
--UC-Davis: Instructor. UWP 1: Expository Writing. Theme: "Composition in the Computer Classroom."
--UC-Davis: Instructor. UWP 1: Expository Writing. Theme: "Work and Belief in the Contemporary University"
--UC-Davis: Teaching Assistant. "African American Literature, 1900 to Present," "19th-Century American Literature to the Civil War," "Literature and the Environment," "Travel Narratives in the Long 18th Century," and "The American Novel to 1900."
--Illinois State University: Instructor. "Composition as Critical Inquiry."
--American Cultures and Politics (ACAP) Research Cluster, Co-Chair 2011-2012
--EGSA Women's Caucus, Co-Chair 2011-2012
--American Studies Association, Los Angeles, CA, November 2014.
--The Ends of Work, Society for Cultural Anthropology, Detroit, MI, May 2014.
--The Laboring Body, UC-Irvine, CA, March 2013.
--Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), Bloomington, IN, June 2011.
--Dartmouth "Futures of American Studies" Institute, Hanover, NH, June 2009.
--Art History and Visual Culture Symposium, Normal, IL, April 2009.
--Southwest Texas PCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, February 2009.
--Purdue Graduate Interdisciplinary Symposium on Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, March 2008.