PhD University of Minnesota
Nineteenth and twentieth century American literature
Ecocriticism and environmental studies
Pilgrimage and travel narrative
Literary engagement with architecture and the built environment
Representations of the environment of the Holy Land
"The Problem of the Prodigal in The Fair Maid of the West, The Renegado, and A Christian Turned Turk" in Renascence 64.4 (Summer 2012).
Rev. of Textual Intimacy: Autobiography and Religious Identities by Wesley A. Kort, a/b Auto/Biography Studies (forthcoming)
Rev. of ‘Anglo-Catholic in Religion’: T.S. Eliot and Christianity by Barry Spurr, Christianity and Literature 61.2 (Winter 2012).
"Evangelicalism. Post-Colonial Ecocriticism. Environmentalism." Conference on Christianity and Literature Meeting, Westmont College, May 2014.
“Mark Twain, The Palestine Exploration Fund, and Nineteenth-Century Holy Land Desolation,” Transatlantic Studies Association Meeting, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, July 2013.
“Making the Bloom Desert: Nineteenth Century Travel Writing and the Desolation of the Holy Land,” Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Biennial Meeting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, June 2013.
“Dust Jacket Camouflage and Sanctioned Scandal in The French Convert.” Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2011.
“’Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action’ and the Crisis of Evangelical Environmentalism.” American Academy of Religion, Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, St. Paul, MN, April 2010.
“Everest, George Mallory, and Modern Mountain Glory.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Biennial Meeting, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C, June 2009.
Freshman English, American Environmental Literature, American Literature I, American Literature II, Literature of the Wilderness, British Literature II, American Realism and Naturalism, Major Authors: Herman Melville and His World
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS:
Rock climbing and mountaineering, exploring Wisconsin's beautiful state and county parks, strolling through the Madison farmers' market, perusing the pastry selection at Fosdel's bakery in Stoughton (my new hometown).