Faculty Director, Office of Scholarly Publications, Georgetown University

Georgetown University is Jesuit, and I publish on Catholic sisters who impact the global debate on nuclear disarmament, and people in prison for faith or conscience. I'm also a scholar of women from 1680-1720 who wrote about war, politics, foreign affairs, and other topics traditionally addressed by men. I run an interfaith faculty intentional community next to campus in the spirit of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker. www.publishingadvising.com/house

MEDIA/BOOKS: A radio producer and host, I have been on NPR, in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, on CNN, "60 Minutes" (they filmed me teaching in Healy Hall and interviewed me about my second book), and in many other national publications. I published two books with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and am finishing one on nuns and nukes for Liturgical Press. With the legendary Fr. Drew Christiansen, SJ (former editor-in-chief of America magazine), I had the privilege of editing a book on nuclear disarmament and the Vatican for Georgetown University Press. http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/world-free-nuclear-weapons

WORK: Please ask me about the book you want to write! If you are an editor for The Conversation or a university faculty member, I'll Zoom with you for free anytime. I facilitate the highest-level publishing for university professors, and also for research scholars in the government and at think tanks. Via my streamlining methods, our scholars easily publish at Oxford, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Georgetown, Cambridge, and other superb university presses, and also in academic journals. I consult with universities in the US and internationally including Sweden, Qatar, Japan, Thailand, India, Singapore, and more. But it's not all for rich, entitled folks. I also run a 501c3 nonprofit for global scholars who want to publish in English, www.calendly.com/booklab


  • 2006–present
    Director, Office of Scholarly Publications, Georgetown University
  • 1997–2006
    English Department faculty member, Georgetown University
  • 1994–1997
    Visiting scholar, UNC-Chapel Hill


  • 1994 
    The University of Virginia, PhD


  • 2019
    Megan Rice: Witness to Peace, Liturgical Press
  • 2018
    Why Ovid's Atalanta (and not Bacon's New Atlantis) was the Source of Delarivier Manley's Title "The New Atalantis", Notes & Queries
  • 2014
    Women and the Bible in Early Modern England: Religious Reading and Writing, Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • 2014
    Friendship in Fashion, Manuscripts, Scriptures, and Death, Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • 2014
    Travel Narratives, the New Science, and Literary Discourse, 1569-1750, The Scriblerian and the Kit-Kats
  • 2013
    The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War, Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • 2013
    Military Scandal and National Debt in Manley's New Atalantis, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
  • 2011
    How a Pie Fight Satirizes Whig-Tory Conflict in Delarivier Manley's The New Atalantis , Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • 2006
    Persistent Publishing Myths Among Scholarly Authors With Big-Bookstore Dreams, Change
  • 2000
    Traditional Degrees for Nontraditional Students, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Engaging India Grant
    Funding Source:
    Georgetown University

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Society of Early Americanists
  • National Press Club
  • American Historical Association
  • Associates of the Sacred Heart