Degree(s) earned and location:
M.A., English, California State University, Sacramento, December 2008
B.A., English, California State University, Sacramento, May 2005
A.A., General Education, Cosumnes River College, May 2002
Twentieth-Century American Literature, Modernism, and Critical Theory
Select Conference Presentations:
“Ralph Ellison’s Gay Science: A Radical Politics of Destructive Laughter,”
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. 11th Annual New Voices
Conference. Georgia State University. October 2010.
"Sensus Communis: The Unverifiable Ground of Kant's Socially Responsible
Community of Dissent," Disagreement. Comparative Literature Graduate
Student Conference. New York University. March 2010.
“Schoolin(g) at the Margin in Their Eyes Were Watching God,”
(Dis)junctions . . . Where the Streets Are Re-Named. 15th Annual
Humanities Conference. University of California, Riverside. April 2008.
Select Teaching Experience:
Instructor, Growing Up in America. State University of New York at
Albany. Fall 2010.
Teaching Assistantship, 19th Century British Literature. State University
of New York at Albany. Directed by Professor Charles Shepherdson. Spring
Teaching Internship, Introduction to American Literature. California
State University, Sacramento. Directed by Professor Nancy Sweet. Fall
Teaching Internship, American Identities: In the Intersection of Race,
Gender, Ethnicity, and Class. California State University, Sacramento.
Directed by Professor Chauncey Ridley. Spring 2006.