Director, Office of Scholarly Publications, Georgetown University

As a literary historian, I study women writers of the early 18th century who published on war, politics, foreign affairs, banking and finance, and other subjects traditionally addressed by men, and who were influencers at the highest level. Through my job I'm also an expert in high-impact book and article publishing for research scholars. Georgetown is a Jesuit university, and as a lay member of a Catholic women's religious community, I focus on nuns in nuclear disarmament, a natural extension of my literary research interest in women who have global impact.


  • 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