Associate Professor; Associate Chair; Graduate Chair
- African American Women Writers (cross-listed African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies)
- American Literature to 1865
- American Women Writers, 1790-1915 (cross-listed Women and Gender Studies)
- Feminist Literary Theory (cross-listed Women and Gender Studies)
- Regionalism, Realism, and Naturalism
- Nation Stories
- Scribbling Women: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers
- Women Writing about Women Writing
- Maternal Redemption in American Women's Fiction
Ph.D., English, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1999
M.A., English, California State University, Fresno, 1990
B.A., English, Trinity Western University, British Columbia, 1986
Field of Study
American Literature to WWII; American Women Writers; African American Literature
Our Sisters’ Keepers: Nineteenth Century Benevolence Literature by American Women. Co-edited with Debra Bernardi. Alabama UP, 2005.
“Doing it ‘man-fashion’: Gender Performance in Gilman’s Unpunished.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman: New Texts, New Contexts. Ohio State University Press. Forthcoming
"'The Motherless Child in Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood." Legacy. 25:2 (June 2008): 286-298.
“’A silent partner long enough’: Phelps Rewrites Gaskell’s North and South.” Studies in American Fiction. (Fall 2005) 147-181.
“Everything we hoped she'd be: Contending Forces in Hopkins Scholarship.” African American Review. 38.2 (Summer 2004) 181-199.
“‘Natural’ Divisions: Whiteness and the American New Woman in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.” New Woman Hybridities: Femininity, Feminism, and International Consumer Culture, 1880-1930. Eds. Ann Heilmann and Margaret Beetham. Routledge, 2004. 223-239.
“Kim Williams.” Invited submission for Notable American Women. Cambridge
Department of English
Area of Expertise
African American Literature; American Literature to WWII; American Women Writers