Ph.D., Literatures in English, Rutgers University, 2006
B.A., English Major, Summa Cum Laude, Hamilton College, 1994
I write and teach about contemporary Anglophone fiction from Africa, South Asia, Europe, and North America. I am especially interested in how literature participates in imagining newly emerging forms of collective allegiance and action that cross traditional boundaries of nation and ethnicity. I am currently completing a book manuscript, Spaces of Refuge: Postnational Community in Contemporary World Literatures in English, which examines the ethics and aesthetics of fictional representations of communities established in the wake of civil violence. I also investigate literature and writing pedagogies that encourage practices of critical thinking, reading, and writing in a global context.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE: Undergraduate Courses: Writing Seminar I: Thinking Globally; Reading and Writing the Modern Essay; Tutorial in Writing.