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Teaching Professor

1999, PhD Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin at Madison



My favorite courses are those where I can bring together my passion for visual literacy and visual culture; my commitment to social justice issues; my understanding of the critical importance of historical context; and my belief that race, class, gender, and sexuality are both identity categories and social locations that shape how we see the world — and how the world sees us. Nothing is more gratifying than when a group of students, an instructor, the texts assigned in the course, and the world outside the classroom work together to create meaning — new possibilities, new questions, and new ways of seeing.


Courses Taught:

  • CMPL 55: Comics as Literature
  • ENGL 105: Rhetoric & Composition
  • ENGL 129: Literature & Cultural Diversity
  • ENGL 144: Popular Genres
  • ENGL 155: Visual & Graphic Narratives
  • ENGL 265: Literature & Race, Literature & Ethnicity