Associate Professor


  • PhD University of Virginia
  • MA University College, Dublin
  • BA Wake Forest University

Areas of Interest

  • World Anglophone Literature and Globalization Studies
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
  • History of Critical Theory

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

  • FYS 100: Globalization and Culture
  • ENG 165: Empire, Race, and Sexuality in British and World Literature
  • ENG 266: British Literature, 1800 to the Present
  • ENG 300: Poetics, Politics, Ethics
  • ENG 358: Postcolonial and World Anglophone Literatures
  • ENG 359: Global Modernist Poetries in English
  • ENG 759: Globalization and Postcolonial Poetry

Book Project

Global Anglophone Poetry: Literary Form and Social Critique in Walcott, Muldoon, de Kok, and Nagra (Palgrave Macmillan).

Selected Publications

  • “Postcolonial Poetry and Globalization,” The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry (forthcoming, Cambridge UP).
  • “World Modernist Poetry in English,” book chapter for A Companion to Modernist Poetry (Blackwell-Wiley, 2014).
  • “Multi-Ethnic British Poetries,” book chapter for The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Oxford UP, 2013).
  • “Primitivism” and “South African Poetry in English,” entries for The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012).
  • “Playing Indian / Disintegrating Irishness: Globalization and Cross-Cultural Identity in Paul Muldoon’s ‘Madoc: A Mystery,’” Contemporary Literature 49:2 (2008): 232-62.
  • “‘Taken for a Turkish Woman’: Paula Meehan, the East, and the Globalization of Irish Culture,” in New York University’s journal for Irish Studies, Foilsiú 5.1 (2006): 113-128.
  • “The Global Turn in Postcolonial Literary Studies,” Minnesota Review 71-71 (2009): 289-96. Review essay covering The Postcolonial and the Global edited by Revathi Krishnaswamy and John C. Hawley; Mongrel Nation by Ashley Dawson; Postcolonial Writers in the Global Literary Marketplace by Sarah Brouillette; Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives on Britain’s Empire in Asia by Sanjay Krishnan.
  • Review of Irish Orientalism by Joseph Lennon, Foilsiú 5.1 (2006): 145-48.
  • “Imagining Ireland.” With Jahan Ramazani. Norton Topics Online. (link