Assistant Professor, English Department
(Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2007)
tel.: (607) 777-5494
fax.: (607) 777-2408
Areas of Interest
African American Literature and Culture
19th and 20th Century American Literature
Popular Music, Sound and Audio Culture Studies
Race and theories of Representation
"The Sonic Color-Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening" (book project in progress)
"‘Now that's a Lollapalooza!': Music, Multiculturalism, and White Racialization in the 1990s" (article in progress)
American Accents: Listening and the Construction of the ‘Average Citizen' (book project in progress)
“Reproducing U.S. Citizenship in a Blackboard Jungle: Race, Cold War Liberalism, and the Tape Recorder” (Out for review)
Books and Recent Articles
"Splicing the Sonic Color-Line: Tony Schwartz Remixes Postwar Nueva York," Social Text (Spring 2010): 59-85.
"Under the Western Eyes of Fashion: Marie Claire's Construction of Global Feminism," The Wages of Empire: Neoliberal Policies, Armed Repression, and Women's Poverty , Marguerite Waller, Amalia Cabezas, and Ellen Reese, eds. (Paradigm, forthcoming November 2007).
"‘Haute Culture' for Mail Order Missionaries: Representing the Third World Woman in the American Magazine," Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, and Culture (September 2006): 595-613.
"Bad Reputation: Rock Studies Rethinks American Identity," The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies (Spring 2004): 92-105.
Recent Courses Taught
ENG 380B Race Realism and the City: African American Literature 1940-1960
ENG 450Q Representation and Popular Music: The Live Concert
ENG 555D African American Literature to 1939
ENG 593G Introduction to Sound Studies: Noise
Union of University Professionals Individual Development Award 2010
Harpur Dean’s Research Semester 2010
Harpur Dean’s Workshop Grant, Binghamton University 2008-2009
Finalist, Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize, American Studies Association 2007
University Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2006-2007, 2001-2002
Predoctoral Fellowship, Frederick Douglass Institute of African and African American Studies, University of Rochester, New York , 2005-2006
Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship, 2005
Anna Bing Arnold Fellowship, USC, 2003-2004
Last Updated: 3/26/13