Associate Professor of English | Director of Undergraduate Study


  • Office:  C211 Tribble Hall
  • Phone: (336) 758-5135
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  • PhD University at Buffalo (SUNY)
  • MA  Syracuse University
  • BA  Syracuse University, summa cum laude


Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, and Empire in an Age of Transition

(Stanford University Press, May 2018)

Areas of Interest

  • Early Modern British Literature, especially More, Spenser, and Milton
  • Utopian Studies
  • Literature of the Atlantic Encounter
  • Cultural Materialism and Materialist Feminism
  • Presentism

Courses Taught at WFU

  • ENG 702: The Otherworldly Renaissance
  • ENG 399: Utopian Literature and Thought
  • ENG 325: Sixteenth-century British Literature
  • ENG 323: Shakespeare
  • ENG 302: Literature of the Atlantic Encounter
  • ENG 326: Early Modern Women Writers
  • ENG 265: British Literature Before 1800 (Gateway to the Major)
  • ENG 165: Class and Community in British Literature
  • ENG 302: Literature of the Witch (Summer 2019 Study Abroad in London)
  • ENG 786: Directed Reading on Race, Class, and Empire in the English Renaissance

Selected Publications 

  • “What More Means Now: Utopia, Occupy, and the Commons.” Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies, September 2013 
  • (Also to be reprinted in the forthcoming anthology, The Next Generation: New Voices in Utopian Studies, ed. Phillip Wegner, Ralahine)
  • “Utopia, Ireland, and the Tudor Shock Doctrine.” The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42.2 (2012): 461-486.
  • “Of Islands and Bridges: Figures of Uneven Development in the New Atlantis.” The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies 12.3 (2012): 28-59.