PhD English, University of Michigan, 1995
MA English, University of Michigan, 1991
BA English summa cum laude, Cornell University, 1989
The Making of U.S. Warking-Class Literature and Consciousness: The Nations, Genders, and Sexualities of U.S. Proletarian Literature from the 1930s to the Present (forthcoming from University of Mississippi Press).
Articles and Chapters
"A Proletarian Book of Laughter and Remembering: The Cry and the Dedication and the Inter/National Class Struggle" in Writer in Exile/Writer in Revolt Critical Perspectives on Carlos Bulosan, ed. Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao, University Press of America, 2016.
"Dis-Alienating the Neighborhood: The Representation of Work and Community in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," in Revisiting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, eds. Kathy Merlock Jackson, Steven M. Emmanuel. North Carolina: McFarland Press, 2016.
"Beyond the Innocence of Globalization: The Abiding Necessity of Carlos Bulosan's Anti-Imperialist Imagination." Kritika Kultura, no. 23 (Summer 2014). On-line.
"'Verticality is such a risky enterprise': Class Epistemologies and the Critique of Upward Movility in Colson Whitehead's The Intiutisionist," in Class and Culture in Contemporary Crime Fiction, ed. Julie H. Kim. North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2014, pp. 201-224.
"'A Broader and Wiser Revolution': Refiguring Chicago Nationalist Politics in Latin Amercan Consciousness in Post-Movement Chicana/o Literature" in Imagined Transnationalism: Latina/o Literature, Culture and Identity, eds. Francisco Lomelí, Marc Priewe, and Kevin Concannon. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 137-155.
"Modernism and Politics" in Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics, ed M. Keith Booker. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005, pp. 176-180.