Associate Professor of English and American Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell

I teach American literature and American studies, focusing 19th- and 20th-century US culture in a global context. I tend to work across disciplines, genres, and historical periods. My work often thinks through the politics of race, gender, and sexuality as they come to the fore in cultural events and objects. I am the author of a number of academic essays, as well as the book _Fever Reading_: Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere. I've been published in _The Chronicle of Higher Ed_, _The Weekly Standard_, _The Brooklyn Rail_, and other non-academic outlets. More info at


  • –present
    Associate Professor of English and American History, University of Massachusetts Lowell


  • 2005 
    University of Virginia, PHD