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March 2016

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., American Literature and American Studies, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego. June 2012.
  • Dissertation: Deforming the Neighbors: Motherhood, Charity, and Disability in Social Settlement Literature, 1880-1930.
  • M.A., Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. February 1998.
  • B.A., Department of English, Michigan State University, Honors College. December 1992.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

The University of Texas at Dallas

  • School of Arts and Humanities, Literary Studies, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2014-present.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning, Teacher Leader, 2016-present.
  • The University of Texas at Dallas/University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, UT-PACT BA/MD Program, Affiliated Faculty, 2013-present.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, Gender Studies Program, Affiliated Faculty, 2013-present.
  • School of Arts and Humanities, Center for Medicine, Science, and Technology, Affiliated Faculty, 2011-present.
  • School of Arts and Humanities, Literary Studies, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011-2014.

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journals

“Breaking Bread” and “Nana’s Taxi.” One Eye Open/Jedim okem, ed. Deborah Dubois. Summer 1993.

Book Reviews

Ramona, Helen Hunt Jackson. New critical edition, ed. Siobhan Senier. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. 2010: 232-34.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Deforming the Neighbors: Cross-Class Urban Relations in Progressive Era Literature, Manuscript.

Articles in Preparation

“Disability and Benevolent Maternalism in Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s The Annals of ‘Steenth Street.” Article targeted for African American Studies.

“Horrific Science and the Great Unseen in the Fiction of Jack London and Francis Stevens.” Article targeted for Configurations (publication of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts).

“Bodies without Borders: Corporeal Transformation in Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea.” Article targeted for the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies.

Web-Based Publications

“Holy Neon Truth Burrito Sutra,” “Paper Streets are Drawn into Existence,” “Street Vacation,” and “Parking Lot Surplus.” The Latent Print: An Online Literary & Arts Project. August 2009: n. pag.

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2016. Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology, School of Arts and Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas. Research Grant in support of “The Laboring Self: Critical Implications of a Twenty-First Century Korl Woman.”

2015. The 2015 Victor Worsfold Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Arts and Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas.

2010. Department of Literature Research Award, University of California, San Diego.

2009. Department of Literature Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, San Diego.

2008-2009. Frieda Daum Urey Endowed Fellowship.

INVITED TALKS

2014. Science Fiction and Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man. Eastfield College’s Common Book Program. Eastfield College. Mesquite, Texas. October 22.

2013. “Disability and Benevolent Maternalism in Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s The Annals of ‘Steenth Street.” Trans-Atlantic Nineteenth Century Group. University of North Texas. Denton, Texas. April 1.

2010. “Jane Addams: Disrupting Narratives of Charity and Disability.” Notre Dame Disability Studies Forum. University of Notre Dame. South Bend, Indiana. April 1.

2005. Featured reader. Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church Writers Series. Original poetry. New York, New York. August.

1992. Featured reader. XXIX International Phenomenology Congress. Original poetry. Luxembourg, Luxembourg. June.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Symposia Organized

2016. Recovering Women’s Science Fiction Public Lecture. Lisa Yaszek, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology. Speaker. The University of Texas at Dallas. April.

2016. Texas Regional Society for the Study of American Women Writers Group biannual meeting. The University of Texas at Dallas. April.

2011. Texas Regional Society for the Study of American Women Writers Group biannual meeting. The University of Texas at Dallas. September.

Panels Organized

2015. “’Written By Herself’: Recovery and Reflection in African American Women’s Self-Writing.” Texas Regional Society for the Study of American Women Writers sponsored panel. Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 4-8.

2015. “Exploding (Rhetorical) Bodies: Making Empathy in Writing and Teaching Disabled/Crip Identities.” Feminisms and Rhetorics 2015 Conference. Tempe, Arizona. October 28-31.

2015. “Negotiating Bodies: Gender, Disability, and Power in the Public Sphere.” Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference. Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology. Richardson, Texas. May 19-22.

2012. “Reforming Citizens: Recovering Women Writer-Activists from the Progressive-Era Social Settlement Movement.” Texas Regional Society for the Study of American Women Writers sponsored panel. Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Denver, Colorado. October 10-13.

2012. “Disruptive Citizens: Recovering Reform Texts, Revealing Unruly Bodies.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Denver, Colorado. October 10-13.

2009. “Voices from the Settlement House.” Settlement Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 21-24.

Papers Presented

2016. “The Laboring Self: Critical Implications of a Twenty-First Century Korl Woman.” American Literature Association Conference. The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World Sponsored Panel. Co-presented with xtine burrough. San Francisco, California. May 26-29.

2015. “Crip/Queer Memoir: Student Writing.” “Exploding (Rhetorical) Bodies:   Making Empathy in Writing and Teaching Disabled/Crip Identities.” Feminisms and Rhetorics 2015 Conference. Tempe, Arizona. October 28-31.

2015. “Citizenship at Stake: Jane Addams and the Disabled Child.” Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference. Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology. Richardson, Texas. May 19-22.

2014. “Horrific Science and the Great Unseen in the Fiction of Francis Stevens.” Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, Providence, Rhode Island. October 24-25.

2013. “At the Intersection: Reform and Resistance in Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s The Annals of ‘Steenth Street.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, Massachusetts. March 21-24.

2012. “Saloons and Missions: Belonging and Power in Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s The Annals of ‘Steenth Street.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Denver, Colorado. October 24-25.

2012. “Morbific City: Perdido Street Station as Outbreak Narrative.” Comics and Pop Arts Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. August 31-September 3.

2012. “Queering Jane Addams: The Hull-House Museum and the Production of Sexual Space.” Queer Places, Practices, and Lives: A Symposium in Honor of Samuel Steward. The Ohio State University, May 17-20.

2010. “Settlement House Spinsters: How Settlement Houses Helped Women Avoid Marriage, but Make Families.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Austin, Texas. March 25-27.

2009.“Settlement House Spinsters: How the Settlement House Helped Women Avoid Marriage.” Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference, San Francisco, California. November 6-7.

2009. “The Settlement House on a Silver Platter: A Reexamination of Anzia Yezierska’s Salome of the Tenements.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 21-24.

2009. “Marred: Facial Disfigurement and Comics.” Comic Arts Conference, San Diego, California. July 23-26.

2009. “New Research in Cultural Studies Workshop” participant. Cultural Studies Association Conference. Kansas City, Missouri. April 16-18.

2008. “The Brotherhood of the VOICE: Constructing Truth and Reifying Power in Jonathan Hickman’s The Nightly News [A Lie Told in Six Parts].” Comic Arts Conference, San Diego, California. Co-authored with Adam Streed. July 24-27.

2007. “Drawing on Specters: Examining Identity Formation in David B’s Epileptic.” Comic Arts Conference, San Diego, California. July 26-29.

2007. “Bioethics and Disability: A Thematic Writing Course.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention (CCCC), New York, New York. March 22-24.

2006. “Reading to Write: Teaching Argument in Writing Workshops.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention (CCCC), Chicago, Illinois. March 23-25.

CAMPUS TALKS

2016. “The Laboring Self: Critical Implications of a Twenty-First Century Korl Woman.” Feminist Research Collective (FRC). Co-presented with xtine burrough. The University of Texas at Dallas. April 8.

2016. “The Laboring Self: Critical Implications of a Twenty-First Century Korl Woman.” Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Lab. Co-presented with xtine burrough. The University of Texas at Dallas. April 21.

2015. “Cinderella and the American Dream.” Technology on Tap. The University of Texas at Dallas Office of Research. Richardson, Texas. March 31.

2015. “Collaborative Benevolence and Cross-Class Urban Relations in Progressive Era Literature.” Feminist Research Collective (FRC). The University of Texas at Dallas. February 27.

2015.“Citizenship at Stake: Jane Addams and the Disabled Child.” Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Lab. The University of Texas at Dallas. February 19.

2014. “Jane Addams’s Feminist Rhetoric.” Feminist Research Collective (FRC). The University of Texas at Dallas. March 28.

2013. “The History and Significance of Queer Publishing.” UTD Campus Pride. The University of Texas at Dallas. February 8.

2008. “Performing Sovereignty, Performing Race: Authority and Eugenic Imagery in Four Cherokee Nation Videos.” Department of Literature Graduate Student Colloquium. University of California, San Diego. April.

1998. “The Fall of Autumn: Li He’s ‘Don’t You Go Out the Gate’.” Columbia University Graduate Student Conference for East Asian Studies. Paper based on original translation from Classical Chinese. February.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • 2014-2016. Lab Member, Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Research Lab. The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • 2010-2011. Research Fellow, Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • 2008. Research Assistant, Literature Department, University of California, San Diego.

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

  • 2012-2015.  Program Committee Member, UT Dallas Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Annual Conference. March.
  • 2011 Referee, Research in Social Science and Disability.
  • 2009-2011 Co-Chair, Critical Feminist Studies Division, Cultural Studies Association.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Teaching Round Robin with The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers hosted by the UT Dallas Feminist Research Collective, and sponsored by the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities, School of Art, Technology, and Emerging Media, and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Co-Organizer. March 2016
  • Faculty Senate. 2015-2016.
  • Committee on Effective Teaching. 2015-2017.
  • Committee for the Support of Diversity and Equity. 2015-2017.
  • Graduate Student Association, Faculty Advisor. 2015-2016.
  • UTD Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, Faculty Advisor. 2012-2014.
  • Major Honors Program Subcommittee, Chair. Undergraduate Education Task Force. 2012-2013.
  • Undergraduate Education Task Force. School of Arts and Humanities, Member. 2012-2013.
  • Assistant Professor of Poetry Search Committee. Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego. 2008-2009.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Modern Language Association
  • American Literature Association
  • American Studies Association
  • Society for Disability Studies
  • Society for the Study of American Women Writers
  • Science Fiction Research Association
  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Texas Regional Society for the Study of American Women Writers Group
  • UT Dallas Feminist Research Collective
  • UT Dallas Feminist Maker Space