Curriculum Vitae


23 August 2018


Department of Literature

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University of California,SanDiego                                                 

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University of California, San Diego

2012-Present             Joint Appointment, Professor, Literature and Ethnic Studies

2001-Present             Critical Gender Studies Program Affiliate

2010-2012                  Professor, Department of Literature

2001-2010                  Associate Professor, Department of Literature

1994-2001                 Assistant Professor, Department of Literature

Northwestern University

1993-1994                Visiting Instructor, English Department


University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. English, 1994

Harvard University, AB Magna Cum Laude English, 1986



2018  Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism. Berkeley: University of California Press.

2013 Radical Sensations: World Movements, Violence, and Visual Culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

2002 American Sensations: Class, Empire, and the Production of Popular Culture.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (American Crossroads Series), 2002. Awarded American Studies Association’s 2003 Lora Romero First Book Prize.

Edited Books

2019 Co-Editor (with Ramzi Fawaz and Deborah Whaley), Keywords for Comic Studies: New York University Press, Forthcoming.

2007 Co-Editor(with Jesse Alemán), Empireand the Literature of Sensation: An Anthology of Nineteenth-CenturyPopular Fiction. New Brunswick,NJ: Rutgers University Press (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the AmericasSeries).

Articles and Book Chapters

2018 “Heroism and Comics Form: Feminist and Queer Speculations,” American Literature, “Queer About Comics” Special Issue (2018) 90 (2): 449-459.

“Imagining Sensate Democracy: Beyond Republicanism, Liberalism, and the Literary,” American Literary History, Volume 30, Issue 2, (April 2018), 355–367.

2017    “Reading Jaime Hernandez’s Comics as Speculative Fiction.”Reprinted in Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture, edited Ben Olguín and Cathyrn Merla-Watson. University of Washington Press. Book received a 2018 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

2015 “Doing Justice to the Archive: Beyond Literature.” Unsettled States: Nineteenth- Century American Literary Studies. Ed. Dana Luciano and Ivy Wilson. New York: NYU Press, 2015

“Reading Jaime Hernandez’s Comics as Speculative Fiction,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 40:2 (Fall 2015): 147-166.

2014 “Cheap Sensation: Pamphlet Potboilers and Beadle’s Dime Novels.” The Oxford History Of The Novel in English: American Novels to 1870, Vol 5. Edited Gerald Kennedy and Leland Person. London: Oxford University Press.

“Speculative Archives: Histories of the Future of Education, Pacific Coast Philology 49:1 (2014): 25-40.

Streeby, Shelley and Benjamin Balthaser, “Mass Culture, the Novel, and the American Left. The Oxford History Of The Novel in English: American Novels, 1870-1940, Vol 6. Ed. Michael Elliot and Priscilla Wald. London: Oxford UP.

2012    “Looking at State Violence: Lucy Parsons, José Martí, and Haymarket.” The [Oxford] Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Edited by Russ Castronovo. London: Oxford University Press, 115-136.

“Imagining Mexico in War and Romance: Nineteenth-Century US Literature and Visual Culture.” Mexico and Mexicans in the Making of the United States. Ed. John Tutino. Houston: University of Texas Press, 110-140.

2011 “Dime Novels and the Rise of Mass Market Genres.” The Cambridge History of the American Novel. Edited by Leonard Cassuto, Clare Virginia, Evy, and Benjamin Reiss. London: Cambridge University Press, 586-599.

2010 “Popular, Mass, and High Culture.” A Concise Companion to American Studies. Edited by John Carlos Rowe. London: Wiley Blackwell, 432-452.

“Multiculturalism and Forging New Canons,” Blackwell Companion to American Literature, ed. Paul Lauter. Blackwell, 110-121.

2009    “June 1846: James Russell Lowell’s Biglow Papers are cut from the newspaperand pasted onto workshop walls all over Boston.” A New Literary History of America. Edited by Werner Sollors and Greil Marcus, eds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 263-68.

2007 Introduction to Empire and the Literature of Sensation: An Anthology. Co-edited with Jesse Aleman. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas Series: xiii-xxx.

“Empire.” Keywords for American Cultural Studies. Edited by Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler, New York: New York University: 95-100.

“Labor, Memory, and the Boundaries of Print Culture: From Haymarket to the Mexican Revolution.” American Literary History, Volume 19, No. 2, Summer 2007: 406-433.

2005 “Remembering/Forgetting 1848,” American Studies and War Narratives, ed. Giles Gunn and Carl Gutiérrez-Jones. UC Santa Barbara: American Cultures and Global Contexts Center.

2004 “Sensational Fiction,” A Companion to American Fiction, 1780-1865, ed. Shirley Samuels. London: Blackwell, 179-190.

2001 “American Sensations: Empire, Amnesia, and the US-Mexican War,” American Literary History 13:1 (Spring 2001): 1-40.

2000 Co-author of Introduction with Barbara Brinson Curiel, David Kajanzian, Katherine Kinney, Steven Mailloux, Jay Mechling, John Carlos Rowe, George Sánchez, and Henry Yu. Post Nationalist American Studies: 1-21.

“Joaquín Murrieta and the American 1848,” Post-Nationalist American Studies, ed. John Carlos Rowe. University of California Press, 166-197.

1997 “Opening Up the Story Paper: George Lippard and the Construction of Class,” boundary 2 2:24:1 (Spring 1997): 177-203.

1996 “Haunted Houses: George Lippard, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Middle-Class America, Criticism 38:3 (Summer 1996): 443-72.

Book Reviews

2009 Review of María DeGuzmán Spain’s Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off- Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire in Hispanic Review 77, no.3(2009):402-405.

2007 Review of Eric Sundquist, Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865; Eric Wertheimer, Underwriting: The Poetics of Insurance in America, 1722-1872 and Sara Luria, Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington in American Literature 79.3 (2007): 610-612.

2006 Review of Rodrigo Lazo, Writing to Cuba: Filibustering and Cuban Exiles in the United States in The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History 63.2 (2006) 296-297.

2005 Review of Etsuko Taketani’s U.S. Women Writers and the Discourses of Colonialism in Legacy 22.1 (2005): 74-75.

Review of Paul Foos, A Short, Offhand, Killing Affair: Soldiers and Social Conflict during the Mexican-American War in American Historical Review (February, 2005): 151-152.

2004 Review of American Citizens: British Slaves: Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony, 1839-1950 by Cassandra Pybus and Harnish Maxwell- Stewart, in Journal of American History (March 2004): 1440.




UCSD Academic Senate Research Grant to work in University of Oregon Special Collections: “Reimagining Sex and Gender from the Cold War to WISCON and Beyond: The James Tiptree, Jr. Archive” ($6635)


University of California Humanities Research Institute Fellowship, “Queer Hemisphere: America Queer” ($10,866)

UCSD Climate Change Curriculum Initiative ($1200)


Huntington Library Fellowship, “Space and Time in the Octavia E. Butler Archive,” The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens ($6000)

UCSD Humanities Center Comics Studies Working Group Grant for Comics Studies Group (2015-2016) ($1500)

UCSD Academic Senate Research Grant to work at the Huntington Library: “Imagining Education Otherwise: The Octavia E. Butler Archive” ($8960)


UCSD Academic Senate Research Grant, “Race, Space, and Time in the Octavia E. Butler Archive” ($3815)


UCSD Dean’s Fund for Innovation Award ($3500)


UCSD Humanities Center Grant (One-quarter release for workshop participation)


Hellman Fellowship

UCSD Humanities Research Fellowship


UCSD Faculty Career Development Grant


Hellman Fellowship


UCSD Faculty Career Development Grant


University of California Humanities Research Institute Fellowship, “Post- Nationalist American Studies”


UCSD Chancellor’s Summer Faculty Fellowship


Meyer Fund Fellowship, Huntington Library



2006 UCSD Chancellor’s Associates Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (one award given in campus-wide competition)

2003 Lora Romero First Book Prize, given annually by the American Studies Association for the best first book in the field




SUNY Buffalo: “Doing Justice tothe Archive: Climate Change in the Octavia E. Butler Papers,” Invited Lecture, Environmental HumanitiesGroup.

University of California, San Diego: Invited Lecture, Student Sustainability Collective.

University of California, Irvine: “Imagining the Future of Climate Change.”  Keynote for UCI Undergraduate Writing Symposium: Sustainable Compositions / ComposingSustainability.


Huntington Library, San Marino: “Climate Refugees in the Greenhouse World: Archiving Global Warming/Imagining the Future of Future of Climate Change with Octavia E. Butler.” Keynote, “Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field” conference that coincided with a major Huntington exhibition of Butler’s work.

USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, Catalina Island, California: “Historical and Materialist Approaches to Imagining the Future with Octavia E. Butler.” Invited Talk for Student Retreat: Generating the Future.


Huntington Library, San Marino, California: "Radical Reproduction." Invited Talk  as partof Clockshop Presents "Radio Imagination: Artists and Writers inthe Archive of Octavia E.Butler."


Atlanta, Georgia: "Speculative Fictions of Reconstruction: Racial Capitalism, Education, and the HistoFuturist Imagination.” Keynote for Southern American Studies Association’s “Reconstruction: 2015-1965-1865” Conference.

Busan, Korea: “Reading Octavia E Butler in Korea: Race, Space, and Imagining Otherwise.” Keynote for ELLAK International Conference.


Claremont Graduate University: “Hubert H. Harrison’s Scrapbooks, Racial Capitalism, and the Black Radical Tradition.” Keynote for “Race in the Americas: Rethinking Comparative Analysis” Conference.


University of Washington, Seattle: “Hubert H. Harrison’s Scrapbooks, Racial Capitalism, and the Black Radical Tradition.” Keynote for “Empires of Capital: Race Across the Atlantic and Pacific” Conference.

San Diego, California:“Speculative Archives: Histories of the Futureof Education,” Pacific Ancient and  Modern Language AssociationConference.


Brigham Young University: “Sentiment, Sensation, Radical World Movements, and Visual Culture.” Invited Talk for American Modernity Research Group.

University of Southern California: “Radical Sensations,” ASE Commons: A Series on Race, Power, and Critical Thought.


University of California, Santa Barbara: “Archiving Black Transnational Modernity: Stereopticons, Scrapbooks, and Social Movements.” Keynote for “Reimagining the Hemispheric South” Conference.


Historical Society of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota: “Archiving Black Transnational Modernity: Scrapbooks, Stereopticons, and Social Movements,” Annual David Noble Lecture.


Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota: “Sensational Socialism, The Horrors of the Porfiriato, and Cultural Memory,” Invited Talk, American Studies Department.


University of California, Santa Barbara: “Remembering the U.S.-Mexico War and the Civil War during the Mexican Revolution.” Keynote for “Race(ing) Across Borders” Conference.


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: “Dying for Citizenship; or Empire, the Sequel.” Keynote for “Routing Diasporas: Labor, Citizenship, Empire” Conference.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: “Labor, Memory, and the Boundaries of Print Culture.” Keynote for American Literary History Print Culture Symposium.

Pennsylvania State University: “The Sensational West.” Rising Scholar Series, English Department.


Dartmouth College: “Empire and the Popular Cultures of Sentiment and Sensation,” Keynote for Futures of American Studies Institute, June 2003.

University of Oregon: “Empire and the Popular Cultures of Sentiment and Sensation.” Invited Talk, English Department.

California State University, Long Beach: “Empire and the Popular Cultures of Sentiment and Sensation.” Invited Talk, American Studies Department.

University of California, Riverside: “Empire and the Popular Cultures of Sentiment and Sensation.” Invited Talk, English Department.

University of California, Santa Barbara: Roundtable on “America and the Reshaping of a New World Order: Normative Implications, Cultural Constraints.”


University of California, Santa Barbara: “American Sensations: Remembering/Forgetting 1848.” Keynote for American Studies and War Narratives Conference.

University of Texas, El Paso: “Empire, Amnesia, and the U.S.-Mexican War.” Invited Talk, English Department.


University of California, Santa Cruz: “South of the American Renaissance: Remembering 1848.” Keynote for American Centennials Conference, Center for Cultural Studies.


University of California, Santa Cruz: “Joaquín Murrieta and the American 1848.” Keynote for “After 1898/1998” Conference, Center for Cultural Studies.


University of California, Los Angeles. “Are We Being Literary Still? or How Much History Can America Bear?” Keynote for Cambridge History of American Literature Conference.



2015-2016 Co-Organizer (with Ayana Jamieson), “Shaping Change: Remembering Octavia E. Butler through Archives, Art, and World-Making,” UC San Diego, June 3-5, 2016.

2011-2012    Co-Chair, Program Committee, “Culture Matters,” Cultural Studies Association Convention, UC San Diego, March 28-April 1,2016.



2017 Roundtable: "American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present," Pedagogies of Dissent, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, November 10, 2017.

Roundtable: "Fabulations from Below: Queer, Feminist, and Decolonial Speculative Worldings," Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 8, 2017.

2016 "Speculative Fictions of Radical Reproduction," Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Denver, Colorado, November 18, 2016.

2015 Comment, "Transpacific Entanglements: American Studies, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies," The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, October 10, 2015

Roundtable, "What is This Thing Called Interdisciplinary?" The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, October 9, 2015.

2014 "Beyond The Time Space of Neoliberalism: The Octavia E. Butler Archive," The Fun and the Fury: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain In the Post-American Century, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Los Angeles, California, November 8, 2014.

2012 “Sensational Speculation, World Movements, and Radical Cultural Memory.” Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 17, 2012.

“Comment: Alternate Internationalisms in the Long Nineteenth Century,” Prospects; A New Century Conference, C19: The Society of 19th Century Americanists, Berkeley, California, 14 April 2012.

“Hidden Histories of Anarchist People of Color in Visual Culture,” Anarchisms: Politics, History, Culture,” Cultural Studies Association International Conference, La Jolla, California, 31 March 2012.

2011 Co-Organizer and Panelist, “Speculative Fictions: ‘Near Future’ Visions of Race  and Politics,” Modern Language Association Conference, Los Angeles, California, January2011.

2010 Chair, “Special Issues in the World: In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina” Panel, American Studies Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November2010.

2009 Chair and Respondent, Visions of Imperial Hegemony Panel. American Studies Association Conference, Washington DC, November 2009.

2008 “Sensational Socialism, the Horrors of the Porfiriato, and Cultural Memory.” American Literature Section Panel: Where is the Archive? Modern Language Association, San Francisco, California, December 2008.

“Sentiment, Sensation, and Cultural Memory before the Mexican Revolution.” American Studies Association, Philadelphia, PA, October 12, 2008.

2006 “Transnational Anarchist Movements and the ‘Slaves of the World’: From Haymarket to the Mexican Revolution.” American Studies Association, Oakland, California, October 12 2006.

2004 “Between American Studies and Cultural Studies: Empire.” American Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 11, 2004.

“Black Empire.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2004.

2003 “Empire.” Nineteenth-Century American Literature Section Panel: Keywords, Modern Language Association, San Diego, California, December 2003.

2002 “The Mechanic Accents of Empire.” Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference, Houston Texas, November 16,2002.

“Before Blaxploitation: Black Sensationalism and Empire.” American Studies Association, Houston, Texas, November 15, 2002.

2001 “The Culture of Sensation.” American Studies Association, Washington D.C., November 10, 2001.

2000 “Land, Labor, and Empire in the Dime Novel.” American Studies Association, Detroit, Michigan, October 15, 2000.

1999 “Foreign Bodies and International Romance in the Story Paper Empire.” American Studies Association, Montreal, Canada. October 28, 1999.

1998 “Female Sensations: The Post-1848 International Romance.” Modern Language Association, San Francisco, California. December 29,1998.

“From 1848 to 1898: Race, Land, Labor, and Empire.” Modern Language Association,San Francisco, California. December 29,1998.

“Class, Empire, and Popular Culture in the American 1848.” American Studies Association, Seattle, Washington. November 20, 1998.

1997 “White War Wounds.” Modern Language Association, Toronto, Canada, December 29, 1997.

“Uncanny Borders: Immigration, Nativism, and Repatriation in the 1930s.” Modern Language Association, Toronto, Canada. December 27, 1997.

“White Natives.” American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., October 1997.

“Migration and the Chicano Countercultures ofModernity: The Joaquín Murrieta Corridos.” Chicano Cultural Critique Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, April 26 1997.

1996 “’Californiais Part of Mexico Because God Wanted It that Way’: Joaquín Murrieta and theMigration of Popular Cultures.” 19th-Century American Literature  SectionPanel: Inter-American Studies, Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C., December 30,1996.

“Post-Nationalist American Studies.” GlobalMigration, American Cultures, and  the State, American Studies Association, Kansas City, Missouri, October 31,1996.

“’Female’ Sensations: Nineteenth-Century Race Science and the Engendering of Middle-Class White Women.” The Exhibition of Cultures: Nineteenth-Century Theory and Practice, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, April 12-13, 1996.

1995 “Recovering Working-Class Histories: The Politics of19th-Century Sensational Literature.” Working- Class Lives\Working-Class Histories,Youngstown, Ohio, June 8-10, 1995.

1994 “Opening Up the Story-paper: George Lippard's Constructions of Class.” Remembering the Nineteenth Century Panel, Modern Language Association, San Diego, California.

1992 “Class Struggle in the Public Sphere: George Lippard, Urban Sensationalism, and Literary Disgust.” Working-Class Literature, Modern Language Association, Toronto, Canada, December 1992.




PhDs Who Have Completed Dissertations Chair/Co-Chair

2018 Amanda Martin-Sandino: “The Dis-Topic Future: Biofuturity, Disability, and Crip Communities in Anglophone Speculative Fiction.”

Alborz Ghandehari: “Post-Revolutionary Fervor: Gender, Class, and Political Consciousness in Iran’s Social Movements, 2000-2018.” Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, University of Utah.

2016 Stacey Trujillo: “The Elite Domestic Sphere: Identity, Memory and Nostalgia in Literatures of U.S. Empire.” Assistant Professor, English Department, Palomar College.

Ashvin Kini: “Racial Encounters: Queer Affiliations in Black and South Asian Diasporas.” Assistant Professor, English Department, Florida Atlantic University.

2015 Chris Perreira: “Empires of  Disease: Criminal Encounters, Contagion, and  Nation inNineteenth-andTwentieth-CenturyU.S.LiteratureandCulture”(2015).

Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies, American Studies Department, Kansas University.

Lauren Heintz: “‘She Passed Down Orleans Street, A Polished Dandy’: Queer Desire, Kinship, and the Temporal Frame in the Antebellum United States.” Assistant Professor, English Department, California State University, Los Angeles.

2014 Jade Hidle: Ph.D. Oral Examination and Dissertation Committee: “Bringing out the Vietnamese in Me: The Politics of Genre and Embodied Histories in Contemporary Vietnamese American Culture.” Assistant Professor Mira Costa College.

2013 Joo-Ok Kim: “Untelling the Tales of Empire: Intimate Epistemologies of the Korean War.” Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies. American Studies Department, Kansas University.

2012 Lauren Chase Smith: ““Diversions of Progress: Popular Culture and Visions of Modernity in the Transpacific Borderlands.” Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Andrew Escudero: “Exhuming Caliban : Gothic and Madness in Late Twentieth and Twenty-First -Century Caribbean Literary Fictions.”

2011 Melissa Hidalgo: “Schooling La Raza: A Chicana/o Cultural History of Education, 1968-2008.” Assistant Professor of English and World Literature, Pitzer College.

Adam Lewis: “Naturalizing Empire: Citizenship, Sovereignty, and Antebellum American literature. Barra Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Assistant Professor, English Department, Boston College.

2010 Benjamin Balthaser: “’I Hear Foundations Shaking’: Transnational Modernism from the Great Depression to the Cold War.” Associate Professor, Indiana University, South Bend.

2009 Kyla Schuller: “Sentimental Science and the Literary Cultures of Proto Eugenics.” Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Aimee Bahng: “Speculative Acts: The Cultural Labors of Science, Fiction, and Empire.” Assistant Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies, Pomona College.

2008 Elizabeth Steeby: “Plantation States: Region, Race, and Sexuality in the Cultural Memory of the U.S. South, 1900-1945.” Associate Professor, English Department, University of New Orleans.

Shih-Szu Hsu: “Manifest Destiny in Times of Love and War: Gender, Race, Nation, and Empire in the works of Louisa May Alcott, María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Gertrude Atherton, and Pauline Hopkins.” Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chiao Tung University.

2007 Margaret Fajardo: “Comparing War Stories: Literature by Vietnamese Americans, U.S.-Guatemalans, and Filipino Americans.”

Jake Mattox: “Alternate Imperialisms in the Age of Manifest Destiny.” Associate Professor, English Department, Indiana University, South Bend.

Gabriela Nuñez: “Investigating La Frontera: Transnational Space in Contemporary Chicana/o and Mexican Detective Fiction.” Assistant Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Fullerton.

2006 Hellen Lee-Keller: "Working Matters: Women's Work and Culture in the United States, 1868-1898." Associate Professor, English Department, California State University, Sacramento.

2004 Omayra Cruz: “Toward a Post-Nationalist Articulation of Racial Consciousness, 1884-1937.”

Yu-Fang Cho: “Narratives of Coupling in the Shadow of Manifest Domesticity: Transnational Politics of U.S. Cultures of Benevolence, 1890s-1910s.” Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Miami University of Ohio.

Desiree Henderson: “Mourning America: Literature and the Politics of Death, 1765-1865.” Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Texas, Arlington.

1998 Ona Russell : “Discourses of Crossing: Reconceptualizing Representation in the Nineteenth-Century United States, 1840-1900.”

1997 Molly Rhodes: “Doctoring Culture: Literary Intellectuals, Psychology and Mass Culture in the Twentieth-Century United States.”


Committee Member

2018 Vineeta Singh, “A Tender Violence: Pedagogies of Race and Belonging in Twentieth-Century U.S. Higher Education.” Lemon Project Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Institutions and Economies of Oppression, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, William & Mary College.

2017 Susan Chen, “In Pursuit of the Double-Edged Sword: The Workings of Racial Citizenship and Racial Triangulation in Seattle, 1940-1975.”

2016 Caitlin Yamamoto, “Emergent Voices of (Neo)colonial Resistance: The Contemporary Literatures, Cultures, and Histories of “Micronesia.”

Laurel Friedman: “Control, Cure, and Prevention: Situating Global Response to Tuberculosis in San Diego County.”

2015 Cutler Edwards: “Styles of Struggle: Community Organizing, Youth Culture, and Radical Politics in New York City, 1968-1981.”

Josen Diaz: “Ordering Chaos: The Filipino Laboring Body and the Cold War Makings of Filipino America.” Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of San Diego.

Clare Rolens: “Criminal Passing: Intersections of Class, Consumer Culture, and Gender in American Crime Fiction, 1940-1960.” Assistant Professor, English Department, Palomar College.

Bernadine Hernandez: “Sexing Empire: The Ontology of Racialized Gender and Sexuality in the Hemispheric Southwest through Mexican American and Chicana Narrative.” Assistant Professor, English Department, University of New Mexico.

2014 Gabriela Cazares: “Making Familia from Scratch: U.S. Latina/o Narratives of Rupture and Resistance.”

Viridiana Dominguez: “Cocopah Identity Survival "We Are The River People."

Soren Froehlich: “Blood of a Nation: Politics, Medicine, and Race in U.S. Literature, 1848-1903.”

2013 Linda Torres: “The UnsungStream: The Ethnic Continuum in U.S. Literature and Film, from John Rollin Ridge to John Sayles.”

Lauren Berliner: ”Making it Better: LGBT Youth and New Media Production,” Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Bothell.

Anita Huizar-Hernandez: “The Present Past: Recovering Native American, Mexican-American, and Anglo Narratives of Territorial Arizona 1848-1912.” Assistant Professor, Spanish Department, University of Arizona.

2012 Jeff Gagnon: “(Re)creating Social Life Out of Social Death: Cross-Cultural Alliances in the Circum-Atlantic, 1760-1815”

Lisa Thomas: “Exceptional Vengeance: Revenge and the Rule of Law in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.”

Edward Avila: “Conditions of (Im)possibility: Necropolitics, Neoliberalism, and the Cultural Politics of Death in Contemporary Chicana/o Film and Literature.” Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Science, Eastern New Mexico University.

Andrea Dominguez: “Mysteries of the City: The Racial Uncanny in the American West.”

Ma Vang: “Displaced Histories: Refugee Critique and the Politics of Hmong American Remembering,” Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Merced.

Reece Peck: "Fox Populism in the Great Recession." Assistant Professor, Media and Culture, College of Staten Island.

2009 Martha Gonzales: “Mapping Transnational Affinities in Late Twentieth Century Xicana and American Indian Women’s Literature.” Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies/Liberal Studies, California State University, San Marcos.

Leslie Hammer: “Transnational Sentimentalism In Mid- To Late-Nineteenth- Century US Literature.”

Paige Ann Prindle: “Publishing, Property, and Problematic Heiresses: Representations of Inheritance in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Popular Fiction.”

Jason Crum: “Complex Harmonies: United States Radio Culture, Modern Literature, and National Identity, 1919-1945.” Assistant Professor of English, University of San Diego.

2008 Heidi Hoechst: “Refusable Pasts: Speculative Democracy, Spectator Citizens,and the Dislocation of Freedom in the  United States.”  Andrew W.  Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and English.

Neel Ahuja: “Cultures of Quarantine: Race, U.S. Empire, and the Biomedical Discourse of National Security, 1893-1960.” Associate Professor, Gender Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Junghyun Hwang: “Specters of the Cold War in America's Century: The Korean War and Transnational Politics of National Imaginaries in the 1950s.”

2007 Irene Mata: “Re-thinking the Immigrant Narrative in a Global Perspective: Representations of Labor, Gender and Immigration in Contemporary Cultural Productions.” Associate Professor in Chicana/Latina Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College.

Emily Cheng: “Sentimental Journey: Transnational Adoption from China and Post-World War II U.S. Liberalism.” Carolina Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

2006 Randall Williams: "Appealing Subjects: Reading Across the International Division of Justice."

Jinah Kim: "U.S. Racial Imaginaries." Assistant Professor, Communications Department, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication.

Chong Chon Smith: "Asian American and African American Masculinities: Race, Citizenship, and Culture on Past Civil Rights." Associate Professor, Department of English, Hunter College.

Kulvinder Arora: “Assimilation and its Counter-Narratives: Twentieth-Century European and South Asian Immigrant Narratives to the United States.” Visiting Assistant Professor, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago.

2005 Neda Atanasoski: “Racial Orientations: U.S. Nationalism and the Production of Eastern Europe in the Mapping of the Free World.” Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Esther Lezra: “Looking for Monsters: Mechanisms of History, Mechanisms of Power.” Associate Professor, Program for Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Sangeeta Mediratta: “Bazaars, Cannibals, and Sepoys: Sensationalism and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the United States.”

2004 Kathy Glass: “Courting Communities: Black Female Activism in the Nineteenth- Century North, 1830-1892.” Associate Professor, English Department, Duquesne University.

2003 Helen Jun: “Race for Citizenship: Asian American and African American Cultural Politics.” Associate Professor, English Department, University of Illinois,  Chicago.

Demian Pritchard: “Policing the Border: Politics and Place in the Work of Miguel Méndez, Marisela Norte, and Leslie Marmon Silko.”

2002 Saundra Liggins: “Authoring the Gothic: The Gothic Tradition of African American Literature.” Associate Professor, English Department, Fredonia University.

2000   Grace Hong: “The Histories of the Propertyless: The Literatures of U.S. Women of Color.” Professor, Asian American Studies and Women’s Studies, University of California, LosAngeles.

Samantha Goldstein: “’Don't mind me, I'll just sit here in the dark’: Illuminating the Role of Women in Catskills Performative Culture.”

1999 Min-Jung Kim: “Renarrating the Private: Gender, Family, and Race in Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison.” Professor, Department of English Language and Literature at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

Kim Hester Williams: “(Re) making Freedom: Representation and the African American Modernist Text.” Professor and Chair, Department of English, Sonoma State University.

Susan Kalter: “Keep these words until the stones melt: Language, Ecology, War and the Written Land in Nineteenth-Century U.S.-Indian Relations.” Professor, Department of English, Illinois State University, Normal.

1997 Ed Cutler:“Configurations of Modernity: 1850's New York and the Emergence of Temporal Aesthetics.” Professor, English Department, Brigham Young  University.


2017 Marco Huerta: “A Thousand Birds Chirping Out of Nowhere: A Memoir.” 2016 Tina Hyland: “The Technoshaman’s Grimoire.”

Pepe Rojo: “Disinte Greetings.”


2011--Now     Internal Advisory Board, Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination,

2010--Now      Present Director of ClarionScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop

2017-2018    Vice Chair, Ethnic StudiesDepartment

Colloquium Committee, Ethnic Studies Department

2015-2016    Interim Director, Culture, Art, Technology (CAT) Writing Program, Sixth College

Member, Director of Culture, Art, Technology (CAT) Writing Program Search, Committee, Sixth College

Chair, 19th-Century US Literature and Culture Search Committee, Literature Department

2011-2016    Director of Graduate Studies, EthnicStudies

Graduate Admissions Committee, Ethnic Studies

2014-2015    Search Advisory Committee, Dean of the Divisionof Social Sciences

2012-2013     Review Committee,Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS)

Chair, Chicana/Latina Feminist Theory Search Committee, Ethnic Studies 2009-2010       

Graduate Admissions, English

Annual Teaching Review of Literature Department Colleague Lecturer Chair, Tenure Review Committee for Sara Johnson

2008-2009    Graduate Adviser, EnglishSection

Search Committee Chair, Advanced Assistant to Full Professor in African American Literature Position

Graduate Admissions, English Section

2007-2008        Section Head, CulturalStudies

Chair, Tenure Review Committee for John D. Blanco

2006-2007    Chair,Search Committee, African American/African Diaspora Literature and Culture Position

Undergraduate Advisor, Cultural Studies section Graduate Advisor, Cultural Studies section Cultural Studies Graduate Admissions Committee

2005-2006    HonorsCommittee, Literature Department Instructor, Honors Seminar, LiteratureDepartment

Undergraduate Adviser, Cultural  Studies Major  Committee Committeeto Reconsider the Qualifying Exam,Literature Department

2004-2005    GraduateAdviser, English Section Graduate Admissions, EnglishSection

Honors Committee, Literature Department Cultural Studies Major Committee

Instructor, Honors Program, Literature Department

2003-2004        Search Committee,Modern US FictionPosition

Graduate Admissions, Cultural Studies

Critical Gender Studies Program Steering Committee

2002-2003      GraduateAdviser, EnglishSection

Graduate Admissions Committee, English Section Search Committee, Modern US Fiction Positon

Undergraduate Honors Committee, Literature Department

2001-2002        Director of Undergraduate Studies, LiteratureDepartment

Search Committee, Nineteenth-Century African American Literature and Culture Position

2000-2001    Search Committee, Literatures of the Americas Position

Public Events Committee, Literature Department

1997-1998    Graduate Adviser, English Section

Honors CommitteeMember

Graduate Admissions, English Section

Women’s Studies Program Steering Committee

1994-1995    SearchCommittee Member, 19th-CenturyAfrican American Literature andCulture

Executive Committee Member, Literature Department Undergraduate Adviser, English Section

Graduate Admissions Committee, Cultural Studies Section




Editorial Board, ADA: A Journal of Gender, Media, and Technology (2012-present) Editorial Board, Literature Compass (2006-present)

Editorial Board, Journal of American Studies: Eurasian Perspectives (2014-present)

Advisory Board, C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (2008-present)

Dissertation Fellowship Selection Committee, American Council of Learned Societies (2016-2018)

Associate Editor, American Quarterly  (2010-2013) Managing Editorial Board, American Quarterly (2004-2013)

Committee Member, John Hope Franklin Prize for Best Book in American Studies (2015)

Delegate, Nineteenth-Century American Literature Section, Modern Language Association (2002-2004)

Chair, Lora Romero First Book Prize, American Studies Association (2005)

Peer Reader for American Literary History, American Quarterly, Journal of American History, University of Minnesota Press, University of California Press, Duke University Press, University of Virginia Press




American Studies Association

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Modern Language Association

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

American Association of University Professors