Department of English
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Ph.D. English Literature – University of
Washington, June 2004
Dissertation: “Outside England: Mobility and Early
Directors: Barbara Fuchs and Mark Patterson
M.A. English Literature – University of Washington,
Master’s Essay: “The Mary Carleton Pamphlets: The
(Re)presentation and Construction of an Identity”
B.A. English Literature – University of California at
Irvine, December 1997
2004 – present: Assistant Professor of English,
2003 – 2004: Assistant Editor, Modern
Language Quarterly, University of Washington
2001 – 2003: Director, Education Opportunity
Program (EOP) Writing Courses (with Brandy Parris), University of
1999 – 2003: Teaching Assistant,
Department of English, University of Washington
1999 – 2002: Research Assistant for
Professor Barbara Fuchs, University of Washington
GRANTS & AWARDS
Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Creighton University, Summer
Simpson Center for the Humanities Fellowship for the Practical Pedagogy
Lecture Series (2003-2004), co-organized with Stacy Grooters.
Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation Grant for the
Practical Pedagogy Lecture Series (2003-2004), co-organized with Stacy
University of Washington Department of English Travel Grant, Winter
2002 and Fall 2003.
Joan Webber Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the 100-level, Spring
“ ‘Englishing’ the Rogue, ‘Translating’ the Irish: Fantasies of
Incorporation and Early Modern English National Identity” in Rogues and Early Modern English Culture.
Ed. Craig Dionne and Steve Mentz. Ann Arbor: University of
Michigan Press, 2004.
“The Mary Carleton Pamphlets” in Reading
Early Modern Women: An Anthology of Texts in Manuscript and Print,
1550-1700. Ed. Helen Ostovich and Elizabeth Sauer. New
York: Routledge, 2003.
“Where Mediterranean and American Captivity Narratives Meet: The Case
of John Smith.” Under revision for Texas Studies in Literature and Language.
Review of Tempest in the Caribbean
by Jonathan Goldberg for MLQ: Modern
“Training Teachers of Educational Opportunity Program Writing
Courses.” Conference on College Composition and Communication,
San Francisco. March 16-19, 2005.
“ ‘Lords, Nay Kings at Sea’: Englishness and Early Modern
Pirates.” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE.
March 3-5, 2005.
British Literature Before 1700 Panel Chair, Pacific Ancient and Modern
Language Association Conference, Reed College, Portland, OR.
November 5-7, 2004.
“ ‘the first fruits of my Travels’: Sandys’ Metamorphoses and the
Adventurer’s Cultural Productions.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language
Association Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA. November
“ ‘a goodly show’: The Inversion of Barbary Captivity in Tamburlaine
Part I.” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference. Newport
Beach, CA. October 23-26, 2003.
“Bodies of Text: Textual Identities in the Mary Carleton Corpus.”
Bodies, Bawdies, and Nobodies: Early Modern Women, 1500-1800.
University of California, Santa Barbara. February 21-22, 2003.
“Tensions and Possibilities: Supporting the At-Risk Student In and
Beyond the Department. A Roundtable Discussion.” Western States
Composition Conference. University of Washington, Seattle.
October 24-26, 2002.
“Bridging the Gap: Re-Mapping 16th and 17th Century Literatures of the
Circum-Atlantic World.” New Frontiers in Early American Literature.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville. August 8-10, 2002.
“Boundaries in Crisis: Re-Mapping 16th and 17th Century Literatures of
the Circum-Atlantic World.” The American Studies Colloquium
Conference. University of Washington, Seattle. May 1-3,
“ ‘Englishing’ and Translation: Dealing with the Outsider Within.”
Claremont Early Modern Studies Graduate Symposium. Claremont
Graduate University, Claremont, CA. March 2, 2002.
“The Mary Carleton Pamphlets: The (Re)presentation and Construction of
an Identity.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention.
Vancouver, British Columbia. October 11-13, 2001.
DEPARTMENT AND CAMPUS-WIDE
“Collaboration and Community in the Classroom.” English
Department Teaching Colloquium. November 10, 2004.
“Caribbean Literary History: An Overview.” World Literature Faculty
Conference. August 18-19, 2004.
University of Washington
“Keeping Track of Everything You Read…and the Problem of Memory.”
English Graduate Student Organization. May 27, 2003.
“Creating a Teaching Portfolio.” Practical Pedagogy Colloquium.
February 21, 2002.
“Designing Assignment Sequences.” Practical Pedagogy Colloquium.
January 24, 2001.
“Teaching in the EOP Classroom.” English 567: Approaches to Teaching
Composition. December 11, 2001.
“Writing the Master’s Essay.” English Graduate Student Organization.
October 18, 2000.
English 509 – Shakespeare
English 340 – British Literature I: Medieval/Early Renaissance
English 120 – World Literature I
University of Washington
Courses Designed and Taught
English 225 – Shakespeare
English 228 – Introduction to English Literary Culture to 1600
English 229 – Introduction to English Literary Culture, 1600-1800
English 281 – Intermediate Expository Writing
English 104&105 – Introduction to Composition, Parts 1 and 2
English 131 – Composition: Exposition
English 497-98: Honors Senior Seminar/Senior Seminar
English 345: Studies in Film
English 337: The Modern Novel
English 325: English Literature: The Late Renaissance
English 324: Shakespeare after 1603
English 250: Introduction to American Literature
English 225: Shakespeare
English 211: Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature
English 200: Reading Literature
TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS
The New World in Early Modern Literature
“Race” in the Early Modern Period
Colonial American Literature
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & SERVICE
2004-present Teaching Committee, Department of English
2004-present World Literature Committee, Department
University of Washington
2002-2004 Co-organizer, Practical Pedagogy Colloquium
and Lecture Series
2002-2003 Graduate Student Representative, Committee
to Restructure the Undergraduate Major
2002-2004 Mentor, English Graduate Student Mentoring
2001-2002 Participant, Teaching at the 200-level
2001-2004 Publicity Coordinator and Member, Early
Modern Research Group
2000-2002 Graduate Student Representative,
Undergraduate Education Committee
1998-2004 Member, English Graduate Student
1998-2000 Member, Renaissance Colloquium
2002-2004 Tutor, Language Institute for Refugees,