Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2010
research interests include 19th- and 20th-century American literature and
popular culture of all kinds, but I have a special passion for horror. My most
recent work combines horror and childhood studies: I authored Evil Children in the
Popular Imagination, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016, and
edited a collection of essays in 2012 titled The ‘Evil Child’ in Literature, Film and Popular Culture, which was
published by Routledge.
try to design classes that challenge students to produce their best
writing. Lately, I've also been exploring how alternatives to the
academic essay--such as blogs, podcasts, websites, and animated videos--can
facilitate learning while also adding a professional development component to
my courses. Erin Stalcup and I are the creators and editors in chief of The Tunnels, NAU's
undergraduate creative and critical journal.
In my spare time, I
also dabble in photography, which you can see on my blog at www.allotherprioritiesrescinded.wordpress.com.