Associate Professor, Wright State University 2012-Present
Assistant Professor, Wright State University 2007-Present
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of California, Davis 2003-2006
Ph.D.: English Department, University of California, Davis, August 2003
B.A.: Boston University, 1994, Double major in English and Philosophy.
DIY on the Lower East Side: Books, Buildings, and Art after the 1975 Fiscal Crisis. Forthcoming from SUNY Press, Fall 2020.
Avant-Gardes in Crisis: Art and Politics in the Long 1970s. Co-edited collection with Jean-Thomas Tremblay. Under advanced contract from SUNY Press.
Peer Reviewed Journals
“Inhuman Writing in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy.” Textual Practice. February 2019.
“Zone One’s Reanimation of 1970s New York.” Studies in American Fiction. Fall 2017.
“The Limousine and Technicity in Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.” Modern Fiction Studies. March 2017.
“David Wojnarowicz, Gordon Matta-Clark, and the Fordist Crisis in 1970s New York.” Post45 Peer Reviewed. 10/24/2016.
“The Post-Fordist Motorcycle: Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers and the 1970s Crisis in Fordist Capitalism.” Contemporary Literature. Fall 2015.
“Reading Guantánamo: The Bourgeois Subject and Torture in Kathy Acker.” LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory. February 2015.
“The Network and the Archive: The Specter of Imperial Management in William Gibson’s Neuromancer.” Science Fiction Studies. Summer 2010.
“Invest in Jesus: Neoliberalism and the Left Behind Novels.” Cultural Critique. Fall 2006.
“The Conspiracy of Masculinity in Ishmael Reed.” African American Review. Summer 2006.
Articles in Progress
“Year of the Werewolf” Los Angeles Review of Books. August 29, 2019.
“The Machine, the Garden, and the Hollow.” The Rambling. October 18, 2018
“After the Welfare State: Kathy Acker and the American Health Care System.” The Millions. July 10, 2018.
“Figuring Hoover in Richard Wright’s Savage Holiday.” Modernism on File: Modern Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950. ed. Claire Culleton and Karen Leick. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
“Ishmael Reed” The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction: Volume 2: Twentieth Century American Fiction. Ed. Patrick O’Donnell. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
“The Weird, the Ontological, and the Normal.” Review of Robertson, Benjamin J.. None of This Is Normal: The Fiction of Jeff VanderMeer. American Literary History 31:2 (2019), 347-355.
Review of Kane, Daniel. Do You Have a Band? Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City. The ALH Online Review Series XV (Spring 2018).
Review of Kaser, James A. The Chicago of Fiction. Studies in American Naturalism 6: 2 (Winter 2011).
Review of Reynolds, Guy. Apostles of Modernity: American Writers in the Age of Development. Studies in American Naturalism 3:2 (Winter 2008).
Review of Rowley, Hazel. Richard Wright: The Life and Times. Studies in American Naturalism 3:1 (Summer 2008).
“Whose Conspiracy Theory?” Review of Knight, Peter. Conspiracy Cultures from Kennedy to the X Files. Postmodern Culture 15:2 (January 2005).
SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
Outstanding Community Engagement Award, College of Liberal Arts, 2016.
Ohio Humanities Grant for Ten Years of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, 2015.
Collaborative Education, Leadership & Innovation in the Arts Fellowship for Ten Years of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Wright State University, 2014-2015.
College of Liberal Arts Research Grant in support of DIY/LES Books, Buildings, and Art After the 1975 Fiscal Crisis, Wright State University, 2014
English Graduate Organization Faculty Recognition Award, Wright State University, 2010
“Space.” Keyword Seminar at Novel Theory, Ithaca, New York, May 31-June 2, 2018
“Critical Theory and the Welfare State, New York City 1975.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 28-April 1, 2018
“Gary Indiana, Richard Serra, and the Creative Economy.” American Society for Arts of the Present Conference, Oakland, CA, October 2017.
“Gary Indiana, Richard Serra, and the Creative Economy of 1980s New York.” C21 The Big No. Milwaukee, WI, April 2017.
“Between C & D, the Dot Matrix Printer, and the 1975 New York Fiscal Crisis.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2016.
“Biopolitical Measurement in the Southern Reach Trilogy.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference, Houston, TX, November 2015.
“David Wojnarowicz’s The Waterfront Journals and the 1975 New York Fiscal Crisis.” American Society for Arts of the Present Conference, Greenville, SC, September 2015.
“DeLillo’s Influence/Influences.” Chaired panel at American Literature Association Conference Boston, MA, May 2015.
“DeLillo and History” Chaired panel at Literature After the Nineteenth Century Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, February 2014.
“Urban Marginality and the Avant-Garde on the Lower East Side, 1975–84,” Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL, January 2014.
“Zaprudering Cosmopolis” American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2013.
“Disorganization Man: Anti-Oedipal Terror in the 1950s” Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention, Montreal, QC, April 2010.
“Faulkner and Postcolonialism” Chaired panel at Literature After the Nineteenth Century Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, February 2010.
“Richard Wright and the Investigative Imaginary” Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, December 2008.
“Hacking Imperialism: Neuromancer as Postcolonial Detective Novel.” Narrative: An International Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, April 2005.
SELECTED INVITED TALKS
“Mad Men and Literature.” Dayton Film Institute. March 2015
“Mad Men and Literature.” Wright Memorial Library. October 2014
“Obama’s Birth Certificate and the Exhausted Logic of Conspiracy Theory.” University of Dayton, March 2009.
Available on request.