Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, 2007.
B.A., English, Saint John's University, 1998.
WRI 1100: Analyzing and Writing Arguments
WRI 1200: Research, Argument and Writing
ENG 2201: Literary Utopias and Dystopias
ENG 2301: World Film Studies
ENG 3145: Nonfiction Film
ENG 3150: Television Studies
ENG 3310: Reading Everyday Life
Articles in Journals
"Kierkegaard, Gramsci and the Politics of Irony and Sarcasm" Comparative Literature 64.3. (Summer 2012): 270-285.
“Voyage of the Black Joke: The Politics of Piracy and Gallows Humor in an Era of Primitive Accumulation." Darkmatter: In the Ruins of Imperial Culture. Volume 5. (December 2009): 68-79. <darkmatter101.org/site/>
Editorials and Review Articles
"Agents of Chaos and Unlawful Combatants: Pirates in Philosophy and Law."Cultural Politics 7.1. (March 2011):57-60. <culturalpolitics.dukejournals.org/content/7/1/157.extract>
"Liberty and Slavery in the Francophone Atlantic: Christopher L. Miller's The French Atlantic Triangle.” Reviewed for the journal African American Review 43.2-3 (Fall 2009): 503-505. <findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2838/is_2-3_43/ai_n57258911/>
"Editorial Notes: Pirates and Piracy--Material Realities and Cultural Myths." Darkmatter 5 (Winter 2009): 1-3.
Recent Conference Presentations
“Atlantic Modernity and the Wreckage of History: Ian Baucom’s Specters of the Atlantic and Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace’s The British Slave Trade and Public Memory. Reviewed for the journal Cultural Critique 68 (Winter 2008): 251-254.
"Rethinking Ruins: Walter Benjamin, C.F. Volney, Hurricane Katrina and the Angel(s) of History. American Comparative Literature Association Conference: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change, Brown University, Providence, RI, March 29-April 1, 2012.
"The Monster's Reading List." American Comparative Literature Association Conference: Global Languages, Local Cultures, Harvard University, Cambridge, March 26-29, 2009.
“From Ingénu to Revolutionary: Outsider Satire and Anti-colonial Rebellion in the Novels of José Rizal.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference: Arrivals and Departures, California State University, Long Beach, April 24-27, 2008.
Current Committee Assignments
Viewpoints Film Series Committee
Faculty Promotion and Review Committee, 2012-2014
English Department Events Committee