Academic History

B. A., Tulane University, 1989

M. A. in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992

Ph. D. in English and Critical Theory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000


  • Victorian Literature
  • Romantic Era Literature
  • Film Studies - Criticism and History
  • The History of AIDS in Print and Film
  • Letterpress and Publishing in the Nineteenth Century
  • Critical Theory, Feminist Theory
  • Literary Tourism in Great Britain

Research Interests

  • Democracy, Public Policy, and Elections in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction
  • Works of Charles Dickens, Margaret Oliphant, Anthony Trollope, among other Victorian novelists
  • Nineteenth Century Printing and Publishing