Ph.D., English, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1999 M.A., English, California State University, Fresno, 1990 B.A., English, Trinity Western University, British Columbia, 1986
Our Sisters’ Keepers: Nineteenth Century Benevolence Literature by American Women. Co-edited with Debra Bernardi. Alabama UP, 2005.
“Doing it ‘man-fashion’: Gender Performance in Gilman’s Unpunished.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman: New Texts, New Contexts. Ohio State University Press. Forthcoming
"'The Motherless Child in Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood." Legacy. 25:2 (June 2008): 286-298.
“’A silent partner long enough’: Phelps Rewrites Gaskell’s North and South.” Studies in American Fiction. (Fall 2005) 147-181.
“Everything we hoped she'd be: Contending Forces in Hopkins Scholarship.” African American Review. 38.2 (Summer 2004) 181-199.
“‘Natural’ Divisions: Whiteness and the American New Woman in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.” New Woman Hybridities: Femininity, Feminism, and International Consumer Culture, 1880-1930. Eds. Ann Heilmann and Margaret Beetham. Routledge, 2004. 223-239.
“Kim Williams.” Invited submission for Notable American Women. Cambridge
Undergraduate Courses African American Women Writers (cross-listed African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies) American Literature to 1865 American Women Writers, 1790-1915 (cross-listed Women and Gender Studies) Feminist Literary Theory (cross-listed Women and Gender Studies) Regionalism, Realism, and Naturalism Graduate Courses Nation Stories Scribbling Women: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers Women Writing about Women Writing Maternal Redemption in American Women's Fiction