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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
19th- and 20th-century South and North American literature
Women and gender studies
The modern novel
19th- and 20th-century South and North American narrative
Gender, sexuality, and race in the literature of the Americas
Nationalism and narrative
Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americas, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
"Denaturalizing the Plantation: Sexuality and (Re)production in the Fiction of Reinaldo Arenas." Chapter in Forces of Nature: Natural(-izing) Gender and Gender(-ing) Nature in the Discourses of Western Culture, edited by Bernadette H. Hyner and Precious McKenzie Stearnse. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.
"Resisting Colony and Nation: Challenging History in Maryse Condé's Moi, Tituba, Sorcière... Noire de Salem." Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 27.1, 2007.
"National Conflict and Narrative Possibility in Faulkner and Garro," CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture. 8.2, 2006. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol8/iss2/3/
"Disappearing Bodies: The Nation and the Individual in José de Alencar's Iracema," Latin American Literary Review 67, January/June 2006.