Curriculum Vitae

May 2011-2015   Miami University, Oxford, OH
Ph.D. 20th Century Multi-Ethnic American Literature; Transnational Feminism
Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, cognate in Educational Leadership

Aug 2009-May 2011   Miami University, Oxford, OH
M.A. English Literature: 19th Century British Literature
Aug 2005-May 2009  Ball State University, Muncie, IN
B.A. English Literature, summa cum laude
Religious Studies Minor
Jan 2008-May 2008   Keele University, Newcastle-under-Lyme, England   
Semester abroad


Book Reviews

  • “Listening to Latina Girls’ Perspectives” Girlhood Studies 8.2, 2015. (Review of Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity by Lorena Garcia)
Conference Presentations
  • From Girl Up to Girl Rising: Transnational Girlhoods and Autobiography in Human Rights Rhetoric About Education. PCA/ACA National Conference, April 1-4. New Orleans, LA.
  • Violence, Girlhood, and Class on the Border: Desert Blood and “Women of Juárez.” National Women’s Studies Association, Nov 8-10. Cincinnati, OH.
  • Violence, Girlhood, and Class on the Border: Desert Blood, If I Die in Juárez, and “Women of Juárez.” Latina Feminisms Roundtable, John Carroll University, April 26-27. Cleveland, OH.
  • “The Other” Sister: Constructions of Girlhood and the Rhetoric of Sisterhood in the U.N.’s Girl Up Campaign. Gender Matters Conference, DePaul University, April 12-13. Chicago, IL.
  • The Ice Cream Eating Activist: Portrayals of Malala Yousafzai’s Embattled Girlhood. Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality Conference, Miami University-Wright State University, February 1. Oxford, Ohio.
  • Loving the Boy with the Bread: Gifts and Indebtedness in The Hunger Games. MMLA Conference, Nov 8-11. Cincinnati, OH.
  • The Murdered Girl and the Female Detective in Veronica Mars and The Killing. PCA/ACA National Conference, April 11-14, 2012. Boston, MA
  • The Monstrous-Feminine in American Horror Story. MEGAA Miami Vice Syposium, March 16, 2012. Oxford, OH
  • Gold Stars and Slushies: The High-Cost of Overachieving while Being a Girl on Fox’s Glee. PCA/ACA National Conference, April 20-23, 2011. San Antonio, TX
  • –and Megan M. Peters. “Contradictions of Nationality: Proper British Girlhood and the Colonial Imagination in A Little Princess.” British Women Writers Conference, April 1-3, 2011. Ohio State University
  • Dexter, Murder, and Performativity: Dissecting the Line between Monstrosity and Masculinity in the Showtime Series,” M/MLA, Nov 4-7, 2010. Chicago, IL
  • “The universe would turn into a mighty stranger”: Girlhood, Adolescence, and the Self in Wuthering Heights and The Twilight Saga,” M/MLA, Nov 4-7, 2010. Chicago, IL
  • “Harry Potter, Gothic Convention, and the Innocent Child: Protecting Innocence and the Ascent to Adulthood,” PCA/ACA National Conference, April 1, 2010. St. Louis, MO
Teaching Experience
  • Spring 2014, ENG 143: American Literature 1945-present, Instructor
  • Spring 2013, ENG 142: American Literature 1865-1945, Teaching Assistant,
  • 2009-present, Miami University, English 111: Rhetoric & Composition, Instructor
  • 2009-present, Miami University, English 112: Composition & Literature, Instructor
  • 2007-2008, Ball State University, Honors 100
  • Fall 2006, Ball State University, Honors 201-202, Teaching Assistant
Awards and Honors
  • Miami University: English Department Fourth Year Dissertation Fellowship.
  • Ball State University: Whitinger Scholar, Inauguration Scholar, Nominee for NCHC Portz Prize, Academic Honors in Writing
 Professional Service
  • Editorial board member, College Composition at Miami, Rhetorical Inquiry Reader, and ENG 112-112 Teacher’s Guide, 2010, 2012
  • Honors Program Portfolio Reviewer, 2012-2013
  • Miami Top 25 Assessment, portfolio reader English 112, February 2011
  • Miami Top 25 Assessment, portfolio reader English 111, January, May 2013
  • Miami University Portfolio Program, portfolio scorer, June 2010, 2012, 2013
  • OxMag, Staff Reader, May 2010-2011, 2012
  • Miami University summer reading program discussion facilitator, Aug 2009, 2012
  • Honors Fellowship, Ball State University. Co-editor of The Odyssey literary magazine. Spring 2009
Professional Memberships
 National Women’s Studies Association, Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association, Midwest MLA

2 thoughts on “CV

  1. I was looking for grad school humor, and one of your pictures came up on a Google search. I’m really digging your blog! Then I started looking at your CV, and I studied a semester at Keele as well (albeit, in 2005), but that is SO COOL! Small world! I’m enjoying what I’ve read of your blog–love your research interests. I’ll definitely follow you!
    Erin, fellow Keele-ite and doctoral student in Texas
    (Don’t judge my blog…I’ve recently restarted it…)

    • How cool! I actually ended up in my Master’s program with someone who was at Keele the year before me. It’s funny how Keele keeps popping up. Loved it there. Thanks for your note! Best wishes in your program and I’ll check your blog out too!

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