“Audre Lorde and Paule
Marshall’s Queer Histories
“African American Lesbian
Literature,” “Caribbean (Anglophone)
American Autobiography,” “Caribbean (Anglophone)
American Novel,” “Down These Mean Streets,”
American Lesbian Literatura,” “Nicholasa
Mohr,” “Puerto Rican American Novel,” “Piri Thomas.” The
“Plotting Desire ‘In the Night’.” Sargasso (2004-2005, II): 81-92.
“Obvious and Ordinary: Desire Between Girls in Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 25.2 (2004): 123-149.
“Desire Between Women in and as Parodic Métissage: Maryse Condé’s Célanire cou-coupé.” Journal of Commonwealth Studies 10.1 (Spring 2003): 67-93.“Disobedient Autobiographies of Las Desobedientes: Mujeres de Nuestra America.” Book review.
Patricia Powell’s Me Dying Trial.”
College English Association Annual
the Women Writers Classroom.” Society
for the Study of American Women Writers Third International Conference,
“Institutionalization and Change.” Turning Points,
Histories of the
Desire ‘In the Night’.” Sixth Annual
Eastern Caribbean Cultures Conference,
“Obvious and Ordinary: Jamaica
Kincaid’s Annie John.” Thinking
Sexually Across the Disciplines,
“Desire, Deviance, and
Destruction: José Martí’s Amistad Funesta.” International Nineteenth Century Studies
“Bedeviled Desire: Maryse
Condé’s Célanire cou-coupé.” Central New York Conference on Languages and
Characters, “Minor” Desires.” American
Comparative Literature Association Conference,
Desires: Maryse Condé’s Moi, Tituba
sorcière…” Re-Placing the
Graduate Student Conference,
Dangerous: José Martí’s Lucía Jerez.” Fourth International Conference on Caribbean
Literature, Trois Ilets,
Martí (re)reading friendship.” Efface:
Graduate Student Conference,
Assistant Professor of English, 2005-present
Literary Criticism. An intensive examination of major critical statements from Plato to the present that delineate the contours and the problems of literary discourse. Spring 2008.
World Literature I. Introduces students to the first written texts from around the world. Studies how literature has developed from its beginning to 1650 with special attention to the similiarities and differences between the literatures of various places and times. Fall 2005. Spring 2008.
Special Topics in Literature of the World: Literature of Africa and its Diaspora. What unites the many literatures of
Literatures. Studies the
spectrum of ethnic
literatures written in the United States from the second half of the
century to the present and focuses on the ways that the texts convey
experiences of belonging and difference in a variety of communities,
family to the nation. Also thinks
about theories of ethnicity and identity as they relate to the study of
literature. Fall 2007.
Composition I. Provides the tools needed to write and read effectively throughout a college career and beyond. Fall 2005- Fall 2007 (Online).
English Seminar: Literary Cannibalism. An intensive
African American Literature II. Allows students to understand African American literary contributions from the modern period to the present and to appreciate the unique challenges faced by African American writers. Spring 2006, Spring 2007.
Women and Fiction. Teaches students about the techniques employed by women writers to express their life experiences and their perspectives and helps students to appreciate the variety of racial, ethnic, national and social backgrounds of women writers. Spring 2006.
Lecturer on Literature, Literature Concentration, 2004-2005.
Teaching Assistant, Romance Languages and Literatures, 2004-2005.
Teaching Assistant, Studies of
Women, Gender, and Sexuality, 2004-2005.
Fellow, Literature Concentration and
Women’s Studies, 1998-2004.
“Women Doing Everything.” Women’s History Month Dinner Lecture, Salem State College, 2006.
Multicultural Revisions of The Scarlet
Letter.” Open Forum Lecture Series,
“Sedgwick on Pedagogy and
Strategies from CUE Award Winners: A Panel.”
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” For
Bradley Epps, “Introduction to Lesbian
and Gay Studies.” Women’s Studies,
“The Personal Versus the
Political Versus the
Academic.” Panel Discussion for Alice
Jardine, “Introduction to Women’s Studies.”
Spanish (near-native fluency)
French (near-native fluency)
Italian (conversational)Latin (reading knowledge)
Professional ActivitiesProfessional Service
Writing Initiative. Salem State College, June 2007.
Talks. Writing Center,
Graduate Workshop: “Thinking Sexuality Across the
Graduate Workshop: “Gender and Sexuality Studies.”
Foundation Graduate Workshop: “Gender and Sexuality in Latin
America and the
Foundation Graduate Workshop: “Ethnicity, Race, and Gender in Latin
America and the
Foundation Graduate Workshop: “Postcolonial Studies, Gender
Modern Languages Association (MLA)
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)