Ph.D. Department of English, New York University, 2006 Dissertation: “Critical Distances: Liberal Multiculturalism, U.S. Citizenship, and
Contemporary American Literature,” Director: Phillip Brian Harper
M.A. Department of English, New York University, 2000
B.A. English Literature & French Language and Literature, Tufts University, summa cum laude, 1998
Teaching and Creative Interests
Contemporary American Literature
Gender and Sexuality
Critical Race Theory
State University of New York, College at Brockport, Assistant Professor of English, English Department (2007-present)
State University of New York, Purchase College, Adjunct Profesor, School of Liberal Studies and Continuing Education (2007)
New York University, Adjunct Professor, Gallatin School for Individualized Study (2006-2007)
Pace University, Adjunct Professor, Department of Women's Studies and Department of English (2006-2007)
New York University, Instructor, Department of English (2004-2005)
New York University, Teaching Assistant, Department of English (2001-2003)
“Object fear: The national dissociation of race and racism in the era of Obama,” co-written
with Dr. Annie Lee Jones, clinical psychologist, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Volume 19 (Fall 2014): 392–412.
“Community Conversations: Expanding the Inclusive Conversation” and “Campus-Wide Committee
on Disability and Access: A New Initiative at The College at Brockport” co-presented
with Drs. Jennifer Ashton and Jessica Sniatecki, SUNY Diversity Conference: Awareness
to Action, November 2016.
“Disgender Performativity and Queer Illness in Audre Lorde, Miriam Engelberg, and
Cherrie Moraga,” Invited talk, Willamette University, Oregon, October 2016.
“The Economics of Racialized Internal Processes in the Individual Psyche and our Culture,”
co-presented with Dr. Annie Lee Jones, Invited talk for NYU’s PostDoctoral Program
in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Committee on Ethnicity, Race, Class, Culture,
and Language, April 16, 2016, NYU.
“White Guys in Wheelchairs: Lost, Avatar, and the Appropriation of Disability,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative
Literature Association, Harvard, March 2016.
“Disgender and the Politics of Care in Lorde’s and Engelberg’s Cancer Narratives,”
MLA, Austin, TX, 2016.
“Do Not Create a Hunger: Vampirism as Social Disability in Gomez’s The Gilda Stories,” After Queer After Humanism: Rice English Symposium, Houston, TX, September 2012.
“Disabled Futures of the Queer Wound: Islas and Moraga,” NEMLA, Rochester, NY, March
“Queering Through Cripping: Butler and Butler,” MLA, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011.
“Economies of Race in the Political Psyche,” co-presented with Annie Lee Jones, Psychoanalysis,
Money and the Economy Conference, Birkbeck College & Freud Museum, London, July 2010.
“Jamaica Kincaid’s International Geographic,” American Studies Association of Korea,
Seoul, October 2009.
“Rethinking Subjective Universality: Aesthetics and Politics in a Post-post-Kantian
Moment,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Harvard University,