I am an assistant professor of twentieth and twenty-first C. American literature at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. My scholarship has appeared in Arizona Quarterly, Studies in the Novel, LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, and the LA Review of Books. I recently coedited a special isse of MFS with Stacey Peebles titled “Enduring Operations: The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan” and I am currently working on a manuscript titled This Book is Not For Sale: Advertising and American Fiction since 1945.
I teach courses in American literature since 1865, with specific focus on post-45 literature. My classes focus on discourses of neoliberal culture, African American literature, militarization and war, and biopower. Students in my courses can expect our work with literature to directly engage contemporary political issues. In 2013, 2015, and 2017, students awarded him the “Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award."