Research & Scholarship
“Sherman Alexie and Popular Culture: Magic in the Mix.” Book chapter in American Indians and Popular Culture, ed. Elizabeth Delaney Hoffman.
“‘Harmonics and Dissonance’: the Politics of Inclusion in the works of Tony Kushner.” American Quarterly. Under consideration.
“Just Say Yes: Theatrical Portrayals of AIDS and the Rejection of Safer Sex.” Journal of American Drama and Theatre. Under consideration.
"Wittman's Transitions: Multivocality and Play in Tripmaster Monkey." MELUS 30.3
"‘One Spoke for All’: Unity, Individualism, and Faulkner's Voices that Just Won't be Ignored." Southern Studies 12.1
"Lone Monkey to Family Man: Evolving Inclusion in Tripmaster Monkey." Connotations 12.2-3
Followed by a response letter from Maxine Hong Kingston in Connotations 13.1-2
“Teaching Watchmen: Translating the Graphic Novel into English (Lit).” Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, Denver. Summer 2012
“Freedom in (and from) a Remodeled Victorian: Franzen’s Neo-Suburbia,” Peripheral Visions: Suburbs Representation and Innovation, Kingston University, England. Summer 2011
“‘Reservation of My Mind’: The Problematic Potential of Sherman Alexie’s Protected Spaces,” Sites of Citizenship Conference, King’s College, London. Summer 2011
“Electrifying Grading,” Fall Faculty Conference on Technologies and Teaching, Regis University, Denver. Fall 2010
“Sherman Laughs (and Cries) with You.” American Literature Association, MELUS panel: Ethnicity and Humor, San Francisco. Spring 2010
Western Conversations in Jesuit Higher Education: Ignatian Pedagogy—Bridging Faith and Culture in the Post-Modern Era. Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles. Fall 2006
"Is Vanity Fair?: Teaching Lolita as 'The Only Convincing Love Story of our Century.'" American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco. Spring 2004
Moderator and Assistant Coordinator. N.Y.U. Modernism Conference, New York. Spring 2002
"Chinese American and All Else Besides: Affirmation in Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey." Chinese American Association Conference, San Diego. Spring 1999
"From the Virginal to the Voracious: Wish Fulfillment and the Role of the Unconscious in Dracula." N.Y.U. Victorian and Edwardian Studies Conference, New York. Spring 1999