CURRICULUM VITAE
UPDATED MAY 2021
PUBLICATIONS

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Senior Lecturer in Language and Literature (2019-present), Division for Language and Communication, Department for Communication and Learning in Science. Chalmers University of Technology. Göteborg, Sweden. 

  • Lecturer (2016-19), Division for Language and Communication, Department for Communication and Learning in Science. Chalmers University of Technology. Göteborg, Sweden.

  • Associate Professor (2015-16), English Department, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Assistant Professor (2009-15), English Department, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Charleston, South Carolina.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in English literature. University of Southern California, 2009.

  • MA in English literature. University of Southern California, 2001.

  • MA in English language and literature. University of North Texas, 1999.

  • BA in English language and literature. University of North Texas, minor in art history, 1993.

PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLES  ​

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • The Fairy Race: Artemis Fowl and Hierarchies of Race and Gender." Race in YA Dystopian and Speculative Fiction. Eds. Meghan Gilbert-Hickey and Miranda Green-Barteet. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2021, pp. 35-53.

  • “Stunted Growth: Dwarfs and the Rejection of Sexuality in the Artemis Fowl Series.” Tracing the Footsteps of Dwarfs: Images, Concepts, and Representations in Popular Culture. Eds. Feryal Cubukcu and Sabine Planka. Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen & Neumann, 2016, pp. 107-120.

  • “Pamela’s Investment in Virtue.” Global Economies, Cultural Currencies of the Eighteenth Century. Eds. Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz with Tara Czechowski. New York: AMS Press, 2012, pp. 231-48.

PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP

  • “Natural Artifice: The Paradox of Beauty in Early-Nineteenth-Century Conduct Guides.” Female Spectator, vol. 18, no. 1 (Winter 2014): pp. 8-9.

  • “Frances Burney’s Evelina.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, ed. New York: Facts On File, 2010. 128-9.

  • “Frances Burney’s The Wanderer.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, ed. New York: Facts On File, 2010. 477-8.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Review of Webb, Caroline. Fantasy and the Real World in British Children's Literature: The Power of Story (Routledge). For Studies in the Novel, vol.  48, no. 1 (Spring 2016): pp. 141-2.

  • Review of Barchas, Janine. Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity (Johns Hopkins UP). For Studies in the Novel, vol. 46, no. 1 (Spring 2014): pp. 127-28.

  • Review of Staves, Susan. A Literary History of Women’s Writing in Britain, 1660-1789 (Cambridge UP). For Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 37, no. 3 (2008): pp. 320-2.

  • Review of Smith, James M., ed. Two Irish National Tales: Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth and The Wild Irish Girl by Sydney Owenson (Houghton Mifflin Company). For Eighteenth-Century Novel, vol. 5 (2006): pp. 392-4.

  • Review of Rosengarten, Richard. Henry Fielding and the Narration of Providence: Divine Design and Incursions of Evil (Palgrave). For Eighteenth-Century Novel, vol. 2 (2002): pp. 407-9.

 

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS

  • Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Lifewriting Annual, The Lion and the Unicorn

ADDITIONAL EDITORIAL WORK

  • Research assistant for Margaret Russett. “Recent Studies in the Nineteenth Century.” Studies in English Literature, vol. 47, no. 4 (Autumn 2007): pp. 943-998.

  • Editorial and research assistant for Carla Kaplan, ed. Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters. Doubleday, 2002.

  • Editorial and research assistant for Alexander Pettit, general ed. Selected Works of Eliza Haywood. Volumes I – III. Pickering and Chatto, 2000.

FELLOWSHIPS
& GRANTS
CONFERENCES & TALKS

FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

COMPETITIVE EXTRAMURAL FUNDING

  • Chawton House Library/University of Southampton visiting fellowship. Chawton, England. 2013.

  • Henry E. Huntington Library Michael J. Connell fellowship. San Marino, California. 2005.

  • Getty Research Institute seminar fellowship. Los Angeles, California. 2002.

 

COMPETITIVE INTRAMURAL FUNDING

  • The Citadel Foundation faculty development grants. 2014, 2010.

  • The Citadel Foundation research presentation grants. 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.

  • The Citadel Foundation research grant. Summer 2013.

  • The Citadel Foundation new faculty research grant. Summer 2010.

  • University of Southern California Collier-MacKellar-Giles grant. Summer 2007.

  • University of Southern California graduate merit fellowship. 2006-07.

  • University of Southern California-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute dissertation fellowship. 2005-06.

  • University of Southern California graduate merit fellowship (declined). 2005-06.

  • Dickens Project Graduate Fellowship, University of Southern California, Summer 2005.

  • University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School graduate merit fellowship (declined). 1999-2000.

CONFERENCES, TALKS, & MEDIA

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Fiction in STEM: The Case Study of ‘AI Ethics Through Fiction.’” American Comparative Literature Association. Online. 2021.

  • “Dress as Fairy Gold: The Danger of Fairy Tale Tropes in Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle.” Young Adult Studies Association first biennial conference. Online. 2020.

  • Roundtable speaker, “Fashion, Femininity, and Fairy Tales.” Young Adult Studies Association first biennial conference. Online. 2020.

  • Co-presented with Emma Frisk. "One Book, One Chalmers: Extending Classroom Conversations." Chalmers KUL (konferens om undervisning och lärande / Conference on Teaching and Learning) Göteborg, Sweden. 2020.

  • ”Literature-Generated Empathy to Teach 'Green' Engineering Ethics.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Europe. Copenhagen, Denmark. 2018.

  • “‘Smell a Rat:’ Scent and Authenticity in Burney’s Cecilia.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Williamsburg, Virginia. 2014.

  • Roundtable speaker, “Let’s Get Engaged!: Creative Strategies for Meeting Pedagogical Challenges in Practice.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Williamsburg, Virginia. 2014.

  • “Nature Vs. Artifice: Katniss as New Philomela in Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games.” College English Association. Savannah, Georgia. 2013.

  • The Female Quixote’s Alignment of Text and Textiles.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. San Antonio, Texas. 2012.

  • The Female Quixote’s Singular Fashion.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Claremont, California. 2011.

  • “The Generic Heritage of Charlotte Charke’s Narrative.” Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Johnson City, Tennessee. 2010.

  • “Clarissa and the Eye of Fashion.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Atlanta, Georgia. 2007.

  • “Clothes Make the Woman: The Possibilities of Dress in Defoe's Moll Flanders.” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Cocoa Beach, Florida. 2006.

  • “Frances Burney and Well-Dressed Visions of Propriety.” Dickens Project. University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California. 2006.

  • “The Force of Feminine Fictions: Sartorial Narrative in Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2005.

  • Roundtable speaker, “On Regency House Party.” University of Southern California English Department. Los Angeles, California. 2005.

  • “‘The dreadful apparel of awful reality:’ Fashioning a Self in Burney’s The Wanderer.” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies . St. Simons Island, Georgia. 2005.

  • “Fictional Finery: Weaving Plot in Pamela.” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies . Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2004.

  • “Paper Doll: Fashion as Narrative in Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina.” Northwest Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Seattle, Washington. 2002.

  • “Women’s Work and Child’s Play: Anna Lætitia Barbauld’s ‘Washing-Day.’” Aphra Behn Society. Daytona Beach, Florida. 2001.

  • “‘Fitter for Moorfields than Matrimony:’ Female Pedantry in Susanna Centlivre’s The Basset Table.” Aphra Behn Society. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1999.

  • “Keep a Stiff Upper Lip: Reflecting Upon the Sexually Transgressive Woman in Eliza Haywood’s The Double Marriage.” South Central Women’s Studies Association. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1999.

  • “Give Credit Where It’s Due: Credit and Falsehood in Elizabeth Inchbald’s Such Things Are.” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies . Shreveport, Louisiana. 1999.

  • “Reflections, Transgression, and Eliza Haywood.” Conference on Linguistics and Literature. University of North Texas. Denton, Texas. 1999.

 

INVITED TALKS

  • Interview of Olle Häggström, author of Tänkande maskiner: Den artificiella intelligenses genombrott (Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough). AI Ethics Seminar, AI Research Centre, Chalmers University of Technology. Göteborg, Sweden (online). 2021.

  • "What Fiction Can Teach Us About AI Ethics." AI Ethics Seminar, Chalmers University of Technology. Göteborg, Sweden (online). 2020.

  • Mansfield Park and Fairy Tales.” Charleston Public Library, James Island branch in conjunction with the Jane Austen Society of North America, Charleston group. Charleston, South Carolina. 2014.

  • “‘Deceitful Ware:’ Haywood’s Fantomina and the Endorsement of Lying.” University of Southampton, England. Chawton fellow’s talk. 2013.

ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

  • Invited panel chair, “Digital Genres in Academic Settings”and “Academic Writing and Identity.” European Association of Teaching Academic Writing. Göteborg, Sweden. 2019.

  • Submission reviewer, European Association of Teaching Academic Writing. Göteborg, Sweden.  2019.

  • Contributor, Becky Bergman and Anna-Lena Fredriksson. “Genre Recognition and Production: A Comparative Study of L1 and L2 Speakers.” Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes. Oslo, Norway. 2018.

  • Panel organizer, “Gone Girls: Eighteenth-Century Women Rejecting Home.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Los Angeles, California. 2015.

  • Invited panel chair, “Meatballs, Hogwarts, and Hunger Games: Children’s Literature Session.” College English Association. Savannah, Georgia. 2013.

  • Panel organizer and chair, “True Lies: The Eighteenth-Century Novel.” Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Charleston, South Carolina. 2013.

  • Invited panel chair,“Straight Trippin’.” Barbarians: Thematic Option honors program, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. 2008.

  • Planning and registration volunteer. Modernist Studies Association conference. Long Beach, California. 2007.

  • Invited panel chair, “To Infinity and Beyond: The Wide World of Eighteenth-Century Literature.” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies . Cocoa Beach, Florida. 2006.

  • Invited panel chair, “Reading Between the Lines.” Pandora’s Box: Thematic Option honors program, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. 2005.

  • Submission reviewer. Graduate student conference, University of Southern California English Department. Los Angeles, California. 2003.

  • Invited panel chair, “The Plays of Susannah Centlivre.” Northwest Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Seattle, Washington. 2002.

  • Venue committee member. Graduate student conference, University of Southern California English Department. Los Angeles, California. 2002.

  • Fundraising committee member. Conference on Linguistics and Literature, Denton, Texas. 1999.

  • Panel organizer and chair, “Eighteenth-Century Literature.” Conference on Linguistics and Literature. Denton, Texas. 1999.

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

  • Are Graphic Novels – Novels?” “It’s Lit” web series. Storied YouTube channel, PBS. 2020.

    • Features an excerpt of article “In Defense of Graphic Novels” (2012)

  • Droge, Abigail. “Review: Droge on Hansen.” Journal of Literature and Science, vol. 12, no. 1 (2019): 77-79.

    • Reviews article “Literature for Specific Purposes: A Literary Approach to Teaching Ethics in Science and Technology” (2018)

TEACHING

TEACHING AWARDS

  • Instructor, Sophomore Seminar (1 of 3 instructors chosen from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences). University of Southern California. Spring 2006.

  • General Education Graduate Assistant Award (for excellence in teaching). University of Southern California. 2003-04.

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (2016-present); asterisks indicate team teaching

Standalone courses

  • Emerging Technology Ethics Through Fiction (TRA100 & TRA105)

  • AI Ethics Through Fiction (TRA100 & TRA105)

  • Professional Education in Engineering (TDA518)*

  • Business English for Maritime Studies (LSP272)*

  • Professional English for Data and IT (LSP127)*

  • English for Engineers (FSP046)*

  • Global and Intercultural Competence (CLS045)*

  • Professional Education in Product Development (XEIE, part B)*

  • English and Technical Communication (XEIE, part A)*

 

Interventions integrated with discipline-specific courses

  • Industrial Design and Communication (LMU615)*

  • English for Electrical and Data Engineers (LSP580)*

  • Academic Communication in English for Logistics (LNC342)*

  • Technical Communication II for Chemical Engineering (LSP305)*

  • Applied Control System Design (SSY251)*

  • Maritime English (LSP193)*

  • Technical Communication for Wireless Networks (SSY145)*

  • Introduction to International Logistics (MMS140)*

  • Technical Project in Electrical Engineering (MCI145)*

  • English Communication for Mechatronics (SSY026)*

  • Marine Communication (SJM025)*

  • Technical Communication in Electrical Engineering (FSP025)*

  • Technical Communication III for Chemical Engineering (FSP011)*

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT THE CITADEL (2009-15)

  • Deception, Dress, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel (ENGL 700)

  • Eighteenth-Century Women in Literature (ENGL 699)

  • Children’s Books (ENGL 551)

  • Eighteenth-Century British Novels (ENGL 525)

  • The Gothic Novel (ENGL 518)

  • Internship (ENGL 499; cross-listed as Fine Arts course)

  • Young Adult Literature (ENGL 401)

  • Graphic Novels: Art as Literature (ENGL 375; cross-listed as Fine Arts course)

  • The Age of Johnson (ENGL 324)

  • Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Literature (ENGL 323)

  • Major British Writers II (ENGL 202)

  • Major British Writers I (ENGL 201)

  • Composition and Literature II (ENGL 102)

  • Composition and Literature I for International Students (ENGL 111)

  • Composition and Literature I (ENGL 101)

  • Introduction to College Writing for International Students (GNRL 101)

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (2000-05, 2008)

Standalone courses

  • Children’s Literature and Children in Literature; honors seminar (CORE 112)

  • Dressing to Impress: What Clothes Reveal and Conceal; sophomore seminar (SSEM 200)

Standalone courses with themes linked to discipline-specific courses

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Language, Society, and Culture (WRIT 140); linked to affiliated linguistics course

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Film, Power, and American History (WRIT 140); linked to affiliated history course

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Diversity and Racial Conflict (WRIT 140); linked to affiliated sociology course

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Changing Family Forms (WRIT 140); linked to affiliated sociology course

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Los Angeles and the American Dream (WRIT 140); linked to affiliated geography course

THESIS SUPERVISION

  • Committee member, Paul Arant’s “‘Different from Their Grandfathers:’ Sir Walter Scott and the Subversion of Scottish Stereotypes.” The Citadel/College of Charleston joint MA program, 2014.

  • Committee member, Emily Conheady’s: “Affect and Animal Rights.” The Citadel/College of Charleston joint MA program, 2013.

 

INVITED CLASS TALKS

  • “Inter- and Transdisciplinary Theory.” For Christian Stöhr and Raffaella Negretti’s “Theory and Research in Communication and Learning in Science” (doctoral seminar). Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. 2021.

  • “Popular Pride and Prejudice.” For Celeste McMaster’s “Jane Austen and Popular Culture” (ENGL 480). Charleston Southern University. Charleston, South Carolina. 2012.

  • Roundtable speaker, Rebecca Lemon and Joseph Allen Boone’s “History of Literary and Cultural Theory” (ENGL 501). University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. 2008.

  • Roundtable speaker, Joseph Allen Boone’s “Proseminar in Prospectus Writing” (ENGL 699). University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. 2004.

 

ADDITIONAL PEDAGOGICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Examiner, Emerging Technology Ethics Through Fiction (TRA100 & TRA105). Chalmers University of Technology. 2021. 

  • Examiner, Professional Education in Engineering (TDA518). Chalmers University of Technology. 2020-21.

  • Ad hoc examiner, English for Electrical and Data Engineers (LSP580). Chalmers University of Technology. 2021.

  • Examiner, AI Ethics Through Fiction (TRA100 & TRA105). Chalmers University of Technology. 2020.

  • Examiner, Professional English for Data and IT (LSP127). Chalmers University of Technology. 2019-present.

  • Facilitator, Two2Tango (online pedagogical training for English Medium instructors within a consortium of European universities). 2020.

  • Instructor, Whittier College. Course: Introduction to Literature (ENGL 120). Whittier, California. 2009.

  • Instructor, Long Beach City College. Courses: Fundamentals of Writing (ENGL 105); Reading and Composition (ENGL 1). Long Beach, California. 2007‑08.

  • Program coordinator, Writing Program. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. 2003‑05, 2008.

  • Instructor, Chaffey College. Course: Fundamentals of Composition I (ENGL 450). Ontario, California. 2005.

  • Writing consultant, Writing Center. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. 2002‑03.

  • Course coordinator, Writing Program. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. 2001‑02.

  • Writing consultant, University Writing Center. University of Texas. Austin, Texas. 1999‑2000.

  • Instructor, University of Texas. Course: Rhetoric and Composition (E306). Austin, Texas. 1999‑2000.

  • Instructor, University of North Texas. Courses: College Writing II (ENGL 1320); Computer-Based College Writing I (ENGL 1313); College Writing I (ENGL 1310). Denton, Texas. 1998‑99.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

DISCIPLINARY SERVICE

  • Book reviewer for The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography. Vols. 27-35. 2005-16. 13 total reviews.

  • Member, Math/English Task Force (to review state K-12 math and English curricula standards). South Carolina Department of Education. 2014.

  • Editorial board member and content coordinator. New Books in Nineteenth-Century British Studies <http://newbooksonline.org>. 2004‑08. Site now defunct.

 

CAMPUS-LEVEL SERVICE

  • Department of Communication and Learning in Science representative, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering joint program council. Chalmers University of Technology, 2020-present.

  • Committee member, "One Book, One Chalmers" (OBOC) program. Juror, OBOC essay contest.  Chalmers University of Technology. 2019-present. 

  • Co-convener, Master's Thesis workshops for Software Engineers (2-workshop series). Chalmers University of Technology. 2019-present.

  • Co-convener, "Excellence Initiative Nano" Communication of Science workshop. Chalmers University of Technology. 2019.

  • Co-editor/contributor, online Writing Guide, Chalmers University of Technology.  2017-present.

  • Director, MA in Teaching program. English Department, The Citadel. 2014‑15.

  • Member, Professional Education Board. The Citadel. 2014-15.

  • Assistant, South Carolina Corps of Cadets graduation ceremony. The Citadel. 2011‑14.

  • Juror, annual Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Competition. The Citadel. February 2013.

  • Member, Scholarship Committee. 2010‑15. The Citadel. Secretary 2010-12.

  • Tutor training workshop conductor, Academic Support Center. The Citadel. 2013, 2012.

 

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE​

  • Member, working group for EngOnline (online grammar tool), Chalmers University of Technology. 2017-present.

  • Academic advisor, third-year English majors. The Citadel. 2013‑15.

  • Director, Fine Arts internship program. The Citadel. 2013‑15.

  • Director, English department internship program. The Citadel. 2011‑15.

  • Juror, English Faculty Award for best senior seminar thesis. The Citadel. 2011‑15.

  • Faculty advisor, The Shako: The Literary Magazine of The Citadel. 2010‑11, 2014.

  • Juror, Pat Conroy Award for creative writing and Robert Jordan/James O. Rigney Award for genre fiction. The Citadel. 2010, 2012.

  • Organizer and presenter, English majors’ job search workshop. The Citadel. 2013, 2012.

  • Member, ad-hoc adjunct instructor evaluation committee. The Citadel. 2012.

  • Roundtable speaker, “Pursuing Graduate Studies in English.” The College of Charleston. 2010.

  • Member, ad-hoc curriculum review committee, English department. The Citadel. 2009.

  • Newsletter editor, English department. University of Southern California. 2006‑08.

  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee. English department, University of Southern California. 2003.

 

RELATED COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Creator/co-convener, creative writing workshop. AHA! Festival (Art x Science). Gothenburg, Sweden. 2018.

  • Volunteer consultant, Palmetto Christian School; Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (to implement writing across the curriculum). 2015.

  • Associate director, Lowcountry Writing Project, housed at The Citadel. 2011‑15.

  • Presenter, “Worth a Thousand Words? Using Visual Imagery to Write-to-Learn.” Lowcountry Writing Project winter conference for K-12 teachers. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. 2015, 2013. Charleston, South Carolina. 2011.

  • Volunteer, Yallfest: Young Adult Book Festival. Charleston, South Carolina. 2014.

  • Career mentor, Buist Academy for Advanced Studies (K-8th grade academic magnet school); Charleston, South Carolina. 2012-13.

  • Organizer, Lowcountry Writing Project winter conference for K-12 teachers. Charleston, South Carolina. 2012.

  • Co-organizer, “Hero to Hired” (workshop for veterans seeking civilian jobs). The Citadel. 2011.

SELECTED ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • Diversity and Inclusion for Learning in Higher Education eight-session course. Chalmers University of Technology; Göteborg, Sweden. 2020.

  • University Teaching and Learning eight-session course. Chalmers University of Technology; Göteborg, Sweden. 2020.

  • Introduction to Data Science and AI full-day seminar. Chalmers Professional Education; Göteborg, Sweden. 2019.

  • Second International Symposium on Language Learning and Global Competence (on enhancing global competence education for engineers) 2-day seminar. Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Royal Institute of Technology); Stockholm, Sweden. 2019.

  • National Coalition Building Institute workshop (on recognizing and working through differences). The Citadel; Charleston, South Carolina. 2014.

  • Title IX workshop (on avoiding sexual discrimination). The Citadel; Charleston, South Carolina. 2013.

  • Safe Zone workshop (on developing and maintaining a supportive environment for LGBTQ and cisgender ally students). The Citadel; Charleston, South Carolina. 2013.

PRIMARY ACADEMIC INTERESTS

  • Fiction for specific purposes

  • Young adult literature, children’s literature

  • Inter- and transdisciplinarity

  • Eighteenth-century British literature and culture

  • Writing and language for specific purposes

  • Gender studies

  • Narrative theory

  • Pedagogy