Faculty & Staff Directory
Campus Address: CA 502H
Assistant Professor of English
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
B.A. College of William and Mary, 1994
M.A. Loyola University Chicago, 1999
Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago, 2007
Contemporary Young Adult and Children's literature; American literature; Native American literature, magical realism, Women's Studies
Judith Plotz Emerging Scholar Award, 2017
IUPUI Trustees' Teaching Award, 2013 & 2016
Children's Literature Association Faculty Research Grant, 2014
Indiana Arts and Humanities Institute Grant, 2013-14
EMPOWER Grant, 2012-13
Turner-Davis Boundary Crossing Award, 2011
Digital Citizenship in Twenty-First Century Young Adult Literature: Imaginary Activism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
"Gamer Girls, Gold Farming, and Activism In Real Life." Children's Literature in Education, 2016.
"Gaming as Civic Engagement in Salman Rushdie's Luka and the Fire of Life." Children's Literature Quarterly, 2015.
“Phenomenal Women: The Shape-Shifter Archetype in Postcolonial Magical Realist Fiction.” FEMSPEC, 2005.
Co-Editor of Mary Robinson's "A Letter to the Women of England," a Romantic Circles Electronic Edition.