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Teaching Assistant Professor

2017, PhD English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2007, MA English, University of Kansas
2003, BA English, University of Kansas


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  • 2019     “Brown, Architecture, and the Visual Arts.” The Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown. Ed. Philip Barnard, Stephen Shapiro, & Hilary Emmett. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • 2014     [Review of] A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson edited by Alan M. Levine and Daniel S. Malachuk. Louisville, KY: University of Kentucky Press (2014) in boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture (March 20, 2014):
  • 2013     [Review of] The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown: Radical History and the Early Republic by Mark Kamrath. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press (2010) in Journal of Fantastic Arts. 24.1 (2013): 97-100. [Published as Sarah Blythe]
  • 2014     “Arty, Artful, and Artless Photography: Women’s Bodies on Display.” Ethos Review. 5 November 2014   
  • 2014     “Seeing Pictures of Dead People: Representing Trauma.” Ethos Review. 27 August 2014


  • 2014     Robert A. Bain Award for Excellence in pre-1900 American Literature, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 2011     “Research & Writing about Art in the Composition Classroom,” Graduate Research Fellowship supporting Undergraduate Research in the Classroom, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Courses Taught:

  • AMST 102 Myth and History in American Memory
  • ENGL 105 Writing in the Disciplines
  • ENGL 105i Writing the Natural Sciences
  • ENGL 105i Writing in Medicine
  • ENGL 105i Writing in the Law
  • ENGL 146 Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Dystopian/Utopian Literature
  • ENGL 144 Popular Genres
  • ENGL 147 Mystery Fiction
  • ENGL 148 Horror
  • ENGL/WMST 263 Gender and Literature

Curriculum Vitae / Resume