I am a long-time Californian and Assistant Professor of English at California State University at Northridge (she/her).
As a researcher and teacher, I am working to better understand the relationship between forms and genres of print culture and the history and culture of the nineteenth- century Anglophone world. My recent book project investigates figures and tropes of the Asia Pacific in the early Captivity Narrative genre and its relation to the more recent inventions of capitalism and modern racism. My areas of expertise include 19th-century and contemporary print culture, transnationalism, race, women's writing, pop culture, and public humanities.
I enjoy working on projects that bolster active learning, public humanities, and diversity/equity. Most recently, I won a CSUN Community Engagement Seed grant to lead a multi-semester student podcast series that contributed to CSUN's annual University Library exhibit, "LA on Film and Record." My pedagogy and podcast series are briefed in CSUN's University Library E-News! https://library.csun.edu/eNews/Spring-2021/featured
Ph.D. 2015, Brown University
M.A. 2011, Brown University
M.A. 2009, University of California Santa Cruz
B.A. 2005, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo