I am currently an Assistant Professor in Howard University's English Department, where a teach a range of literature classes, from the undergraduate to the graduate level. Due to my concerns about student privacy, I do not list Dissertations, Honors Thesis, Independent Projects, Internship Supervision, and Other Student Scholarship on my Public CV. If more details are needed, please contact me.
- The Black Atlantic: 17th through 19th-century, primarily Anglophone literature by and representations of the African Diaspora, with an emphasis on life writing, including slave narratives.
- The Black Atlantic II: The Global Eighteenth-Century: 18th and 19th-century literature of the British Empire, with a focus on the intersections of race, class, and gender in constructions of nation and empire.
- Sophomore Seminar II: Introduction to Literary Theory
- British Foundations: Survey of Literature from the British Isles and Empire, Medieval through Present Day.
From 2010-2013, in additional to a regular teaching load, I supervised a minimum of one student independent research project per term (including January Term), ranging from Honors Thesis, Presidential Scholars Research Assistants, to Internships.During this time I also developed twelve new, interdisciplinary courses for Colby College's English Department. One third were cross-listed with Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; half involved assignments using the library's special collections; two thirds included Digital Humanities assignments; and all twelve involved discussions of race, slavery, and colonialism.
- Cross-Listed with Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
- The Sublime, Supernatural, and Subversive (UK Gothic Literature)
- Representing and Rethinking Women in the Public Sphere (Capstone Class for English majors)
- Frances Burney: Authorship, Authority, and 18th-Century Women Writers
- Jane Austen
- Narrative and Genre Courses
- Histories and Theories of the Eighteenth-Century English Novel: 1750-1800
- Drama and Lyric Poetry of the Restoration and Early 18th Century
- Outlaws and Outsiders in Early 18th-Century British Literature
- Daniel Defoe (Capstone Class for English majors)
- Composition, Rhetoric, and Methodology Courses
- Language, Thought, and Writing (First-Year Composition and Introduction to English Major)
- English Composition: Labels, Luxury, and Labor (First-Year Composition)
- English Composition: Everything's a Story/Everything’s an Argument (First-Year Composition)
- The English Seminar (Introduction to the English Major)
Experience at Other Institutions:
- Roger Williams University: Communication Department & English Literature Program
- University of California, San Diego: Literature Department & Revelle College Humanities Program
- San Diego State University: Department of English and Comparative Literature
- University of San Diego: English Department
Courses by Theme
- Transatlantic Focus
- The Eighteenth-Century Novel: Outsiders & Adventurers in 18-C. Novels (UC San Diego)
- Enlightenment, Romanticism, Revolution, 1660-1848 (UC San Diego)
- English Literature Anglo Saxon to Neo-Classical: Inventing Identities (San Diego State University, University of San Diego)
- Post-Colonial Theory or Global Focus
- The Classical Tradition: The Ancient “Novel” (UC San Diego)
- Special Topics in Global Communications: Storytellers: Communicating Across Cultures (Roger Williams University)
- Literature and Philosophy (Roger Williams University)
- Composition & Rhetoric
- Critical Thinking and Composition (Palomar College)
- English Composition(Palomar College)
- English Essentials(Palomar College)
For dossier with Statement of Teaching Philosophy, examples of syllabi, et cetera, email me.