Ph.D., UC-San Diego, 1979
U.S. literature and culture 1850-1920; cultural theory, women’s studies, American studies; the history of knowledge production and interdisciplinarity.
“Sand in Your Mouth: Naturalism and Other Genres,” Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism, ed. Keith Newlin, 2011. 92-103.
Introduction to reprint of "The Son of Chung Wo," by Sui Sin Far [Edith Maude Eaton], Legacy 28 (2011): 115-135.
"Sui Sin Far's American Words," Comparative American Studies (2008); The entry on "Sentiment" in Keywords for American Cultural Studies, ed. Hendler and Burgett (2007)
“'Her Very Handwriting Looks as if She Owned the Earth': Elizabeth Jordan and Editorial Power," in Women in Print: Essays on the Print Culture of American Women from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, ed. Danky and Wiegand (2006).
“American Regionalism: Local Color, National Literature, Global Circuits" in the Blackwell Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914, ed. Lamb and Thompson (2005).