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EducationPh.D. in English, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
M.A. in English, Oregon State University, 1998
B.A. in English, University of California, Davis, 1994
Area of Specialty20th Century U.S. Literature and Film, Imprisonment, Gender and Sexuality, 1980s and 1990s Popular Film
Recent PublicationsFathers, Preachers, Rebels, Men: Black Masculinity in U.S. History and Literature, 1820-1945. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2011. Co-edited with Timothy R. Buckner.
"'I learned prison is a bad place to be': The 25th Hour and Re-Imagining Incarceration," Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture. Eds. Tim Dale and Joseph Foy. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2010: 111-24.
Prisons, Race, and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Film. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2008.
"Transgender Nation: Transamerica and Crossing Borders." English Language Notes 45.2 (2007): 133-139. Co-authored with Allison Andrew.
“Audience, Authority, and Technology in the Reception of Student Writing.” Technology in the College Classroom: Humanities. Eds. Mark Girod and J.P. Steed. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, 2007.
"Staging Prisons: Theatre, Activism and Social Bodies." The Drama Review 48.3 (MIT Press, 2004), 107-116.
"Go Down Moses [and Other Stories]: Bibliography as a Novel Approach to a Question of Genre." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 96.4 (2002), 509-19.
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