Department of English
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
My current research focuses on Holocaust education. I have been a fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and the International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel.
My early scholarship in literary studies addressed issues of identity in the work of immigrants and expatriates, as well as others who felt disconnected from their homelands. Among my published works are studies of expatriates in post-revolution Mexico in The South Atlantic Review and The CEA Critic, studies of the tempestuous relationship between immigrant children and their parents in Studies in American Jewish Literature, and studies of Chicanas living between cultures on the la frontera in a/b: Auto/biography Studies. In two book-length studies of the early novels of Benjamin Disraeli, I considered the life and the writings of one who felt disconnected both from his faith and from the country he would serve so devotedly. My work in English education attends to progressive pedagogies focused on multimodal literacies, and articles have appeared in English Journal, Pedagogy, The CEA Forum, the Journal of Teaching American Literature, and SANE.