Areas of Specialization
U.S. cultural history; history of books and reading; theories of gender and sexuality; youth culture
BA, University of Virginia, Cognitive Science and Psychology, 2000.
MS, Simmons College, Library and Information Science, 2002.
MA, College of William and Mary, American Studies, 2006.
Amst 204: The American Way of War (TA, fall 2006)
Amst 470: Popular Literature and the Practice of Reading (spring 2008)
“The Two Paths: Prescriptive Literature and the Reproduction of Reading,” in Kylo-Patrick Hart, ed., Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness: Interrogating Influential Representations (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007).
“Adolescence,” in James T. Sears, ed., Encyclopedia of Sex, Love, and Culture. Vol. 6: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (Greenwood Publishing, 2008).