Women's and Gender Studies Program
Assistant Professor of English
Women's Rhetorics and Writing; Representations of Women and Gender in Film; Feminist Pedagogies and Research Methods
Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2009
My scholarly interests focus on the intersections among rhetoric, writing, memory, and critical race and gender studies, particularly how those who are marginalized speak, write, and perform in ways that challenge dominant culture. My work has been published in Brevity, Feminist Formations, The English Journal, Rhetoric Review, JAC: Journal for Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics, and the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. I am currently working on several projects that demonstrate how the embodied qualities of remembering practices provide critical tools for disrupting and revising truth claims often represented in traditional bodies of knowledge.
I have developed several new courses at UNO, including Researching and Writing Women's Lives, Rhetoric and Memory, Rhetoric and Film, Teaching Creative Writing, and Writing Graphic Memoirs.
I am the Co-Editor of the UNO Women’s Archive Project website, a student-produced multimedia archive exhibiting the experiences and contributions of women affiliated with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (http://wap.lib.unomaha.edu/).