Co-Coordinator, Women's Studies Program
Faculty Advisor, Sister Speak and Free Thinkers
Courses: Fall 2013
GEng 260: Survey of African American Literature (with Allison Fagan & Marcus Hamilton)
Eng 368: Women's Literature
WMST 400: Issues and Research in Women's Studies
Other courses include
Eng 299: Writing About Literature
Eng 368: Troublemakers: Disruptive Women’s Writing
Eng 368: Narratives of Female Development
Eng 466: Toni Morrison and Motherhood
Eng 674: Literature and Body Studies
GAmSt 200: American Borders of Identity, Community and Nation
GHum 200: Memory, Narrative and Truth
WmSt 200: Introduction to Women’s Studies
Specialization: American Literature, Women's Literature,
Feminist Theory, and Theories
of The Body
Ph.D., American Culture Stuies, Bowling
Green State University
M.A., English, University of Vermont
B.A., French and English, University of Vermont
“Learn Something From This! The Problem of Optional Ethnicity in America’s Next
Top Model.” Feminist Media Studies 10:3 (Sept. 2010): 335-52.
“Mothers in Media.” In Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Ed. Andrea O’Reilly. Sage Press,
“Juno or Just Another Girl? Young Breeders and a New Century of Racial Politics
of Motherhood.” In Motherhood at the 21st Century: Policy, Experience,
Identity, Agency. Ed. Andrea O’Reilly (New York: Columbia University Press,
“What is a Feminist Blog?” Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s
Studies Resources 27.2 (Winter 2006).
"Third Wave Feminism and Motherhood." GENDERS 43 (Spring 2006): 40pars.
"The Construction of Public Health in the FDA Hearings on Silicone Breast
Implants," in Body Talk: Rhetoric, Technology, and Reproduction. Eds Claire
Gavon, L. Gurak, M. Lay and C. Mynti (Chicago: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000).
Recent Conference Presentations:
“’I’m Against Abortion, But…’: Post-feminism and Abortion.” April 22-24, 2010.
Gender, Bodies, and Technology Interdisciplinary Conference. Virginia
Tech. Roanoke, VA.
“Reclaiming Maternal Voices and Fetal Imagery.” October 8, 2009. Feminisms
and Rhetorics Conference. Michigan State University. Lansing, MI.
“The Biopolitics of Black Motherhood in Toni Morrison’s Beloved.” March 26, 2009.
College English Association Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
“Abortion in Feminist Theory and Practice.” November 15, 2008. Feminism in
Practice Conference. Lehigh University. Bethlehem, PA.
“Hostile Patients, Provider Refusal, and Post-Feminist Challenges to Abortion
on Demand.” June 2007. National Women’s Studies Association Annual
Meeting. Chicago, IL.
“Representing the Fetus at Abortion Clinics.” June 2006. National Women’s
Studies Association Annual Meeting. Oakland, CA.