1810001_October_headshots_day1I’m a full-time Instructor in the Department of English at the University of Alabama, where I teach courses in early and late American literature, African American literature, and composition.

My fields of expertise include American literature, post-1945 American literature, transnational American studies, and comparative ethnic studies with emphases on Asian American and African American literatures, immigrant and refugee narratives, and human rights.

My current book project, Humanitarian Coercion: Literature of War, Violence, and Migration, investigates immigrant and refugee literatures that chronicle U.S. national anxieties over the humanitarian and capitalist promises embedded in contemporary histories of U.S. foreign policy.

My work has appeared in Critique: Studies in Contemporary FictionMosaic, and MELUS. I earned my PhD in English from the University of Connecticut in May 2018.