My specializations include twentieth-century American literature, transatlantic modernism, women and literature, women’s and gender studies, and trauma studies. I examine identity constructions through critical literary theory and feminist lenses, specifically in relation to power dynamics underwriting representations of women, and I explore the literary and real-world political implications of textual representations of gendered bodies and identities.

PhD, Ball State University, English , 2007
MA, Ball State University, English, 2002
BA, Marian College, English, 2000
BA, Marian College, Communication, 2000