english major advisor
Office: Bldg. 74M-B112
Ph.D. Comparative Literature with an emphasis in Critical Theory, University of California, Davis, 2002
B.A. Summa cum laude in English, with a minor in German, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1994
TESL Certificate. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004.
Certified Mediator. UC Davis Mediation Services, 1997.
Certified in German as a Foreign Language, Goethe Institüt, 1993.
Areas of Interest
20th Century Literature of the Americas (American, Canadian—Francophone and Anglophone—and Spanish American).
Voice, violence, space, and identity formation in the Americas
Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching literature and composition
Guest Lecture, Architecture 101 combined studios. “Abstracting Prose: “Representations of Space, Rhythm, and Meaning.” March 5, 2010.
Invited Faculty Speaker, University Welcome, Cal Poly Open House: “Design Your Future.” Friday, April 17, 2009.
“The Space of Writing,” Invited Lectures, Terry Hargrave’s Architecture Studios, ARCH 351 (fall 2004) and ARCH 352 (winter 2005).
“Making and Thinking: An Introduction to Composition as a Spatial Craft,” Invited Lecture, Guillermo Yanguez’s and Gisa Hinrich’s Studios, ARCH 252 (winter 2005).
Pre-performance lecture, UC Davis Presents: Robert Lepage, The Far Side of the Moon, 2001.
“Bringing Down the House: Staging Domestic Terrorism in Spanish-American Theatre.” International Centre for Advanced Theatre Studies, Helsinki, Finland, August 2000.
“Breaking Out,” Women in Prison Conference, UC Berkeley, March 2000.
“Model Prisoners: Bad Girls and Good Behavior in Atwood’s Prison Novels,” Modern Language Association, December 1999.
“Home-Bodies: Domestic Terrorism and the Space for the Self,” American Society for Theater Research, November 1999.
Awards and Honors
UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2000-2001.
UC Davis Professors for the Future Fellow, 1999-2000.
International Centre for Advanced Theatre Studies Fellow, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2000
UC Davis Professors for the Future Fellow,1998-1999.