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Ph.D. University of Kansas (2009)
M.A. University of Virginia (2002) B. of Integrated Human Studies Kyoto University, Japan (1999)
Primary Teaching & Research Areas: American Literature and Culture, Modernism, Literary Theory, Critical Race Studies, Literature of Racial Passing
“Resisting the Suicidal Blue(s): Text, Voice, and Music in Langston Hughes, Leonard Feather and Charles Mingus’s
Weary Blues.” Re-Markings 13.1 (2014). 78-85. Co-authored with Kevin Rabas. “Narrative Order, Racial Hierarchy, and ‘White’ Discourse in James Weldon Johnson’s
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Along This Way.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 36.3 (2011): 37-62. “The ‘New Negro’ and Passing Fiction: The Ideals and Paradox of the Harlem Renaissance.”
Novelists’ America: How Dreams Turned into Nightmare. Ed. Kazuko Fukuoka, and Yasushi Takano. Kyoto, Japan: Shoraisha, 2010. 121-47. (Written in Japanese) “Racial Mixture, Racial Passing, and White Subjectivity in
Absalom, Absalom!” Faulkner Journal 23.2 (2008): 3-21. “Signifying, Ordering, and Containing the Chaos: Whiteness, Ideology and Language in
Intruder in the Dust.” Faulkner Journal 22.1&2 (2006/2007): 54-73.
“Hawaii.” Co-authored with Kevin Rabas. (Forthcoming in
Cottonwood) “Hinanjo—Evacuation Shelter.”
Imagination & Place: Weather. Ed. Kelly Barth. Lawrence, KS: Imagination & Place Press, 2012. 30-33. “Three A.M.”
Hawai'i Pacific Review 24 (2010): 55-56. Co-authored with Kevin Rabas.
“Crossing Racial and Narrative Barriers: Racial Passing and Modernist Voice in Walter White’s
Flight.” Racial Ambiguity and Passing. MELUS Conference. 2014. “Racial Identity in Fragmentation: Modernist Narratology of Harlem Renaissance Passing Fiction.” Constructing the Self. American Literature Association Convention. 2013.
“Racial Discourse in Crisis: Jessie Fauset’s Stories in NAACP’s
Crisis.” The Writers and Their Writings in Harlem Renaissance. MELUS Conference. 2013. “Teaching Critical Theory in Introductory Literature Courses: Overcoming Challenges through Collaboration and Creativity.” University of South Alabama Conference on Teaching and Learning. 2012.
“Resisting the Suicidal Blue(s): Text, Voice, and Music in Langston Hughes and Charles Mingus’s
Weary Blues.” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. 2012. Co-authored with Kevin Rabas. “The Passing Paradox: Representation of Racial Chaos within the Symbolic Order in Nella Larsen’s
Passing.” American Literature Association Convention. 2010. “Racial Mixture, Racial Passing, and White Subjectivity in James Weldon Johnson’s
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man.” American Literature Association Convention. 2008.