My research focuses on racial, ethnic, and regional identities, and way those identities got expressed in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. culture.
I am particularly interested in the relationship between regional identities like Yankee and Southerner and “racial” identities like Anglo-Saxon, Negro, Celt, and Teuton. My current research project focuses on the Southern Immigration Movement, 1880-1914.
I teach courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture: ENGL 2438 American Novels before 1900, ENGL:3444 Literatures of the American Peoples, and ENGL:2420 American Literary Classics.
19th-Century U.S. Literature