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English Faculty: Literary Studies
Joint appointment with Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Multicultural Queer Studies
Ethnic American Literatures Minor
Multi-Ethnic American Literature
Founders Hall 219
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities:
Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature; Critical Race Theory; Law and Literature of U.S. Slavery and Resistance; African American Literature; Women of Color Feminisms; Multicultural Queer Studies
- English 232: US Literature: Texts and Contexts
- English 330: 19th-Century U.S. Literature, Law, and Society
- English/Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies 336: Performing Race & Gender
- English/Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies 336: US Literature by Women of Color
- English/Ethnic Studies/Women's Studies 336: Multicultural Queer Narratives
- English/Ethnic Studies 336: African American Literary Traditions
- English/Ethnic Studies 336: Asian American Literatures
- English/Ethnic Studies 465: Literature and Imprisonment
- English 536/Ethnic Studies 680: Black Feminist Thought
- English 536/Ethnic Studies 680: Law and Literature of US Slavery and Resistance
- English 536/Ethnic Studies 680: Multicultural Queer Narratives
- CRGS 108: Power/Privilege: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Class
- CRGS 360: Race, Gender, and US Law
- "The Regulations of Robbers": Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance. Ohio State University Press, 2001.
- "A refuge from republican slavery in monarchical England": American Slave Narrators Abroad. In Proceedings of the Alexander von Humboldt and Zheng He International and Interdisciplinary Conference. Forthcoming.
- "All its people, including its jotería": Rewriting Nationalisms in Cherríe Moraga's Queer Aztlán. In Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Special Issue on Oppression and Resistance. 31.1 (2007).
- Exposing the Lie of Neutrality: June Jordan’s Affirmative Acts. In Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan, ed. Margret Grebowicz and Valerie Kinloch. Rowman and Littlefield, 2004.
- Resisting Slavery among the Pettifoggers: Sojourner Truth as Legal Actor. MELUS Special Issue on "Multi Ethnic Literatures and the Idea of Social Justice." 28.1 (2003), pp. 61-86.
- "Real" Boys? The Construction of Maleness and the Erasure of Privilege in the New Boys Literature. With Kristin J. Anderson. Feminism and Psychology. Fall 2002.
- Teaching U.S. Law and Literature. The Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter. Fall 2002.
- Pop Psychology and the New Boys Crisis. With Kristin J. Anderson. Antioch Review 59.1 (2000).
- Harriet Ann Jacobs. In Women in World History. Ed. Deborah Klezmer. Yorkin Publications, 2000.
- Madcap Misogyny and Romanticized Victim Blaming: Discourses of Stalking in a Summer Blockbuster. With Kristin J. Anderson. Women and Language 22.1 (1999).
- "The laws were laid down to me anew": Harriet Jacobs and the Reframing of Legal Fictions. African American Review 32.2: 229-245. Reprinted in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Frances Smith Foster and Nellie McKay. W. W. Norton, 2000.