Areas of Interest
Maternal Body and Voice in Toni Morrison, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Lee Smith. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2002.
Lost Children in Southern Literature and Culture – Examines the motif of the lost child, the marginalization of the maternal, the impact on children, and the sense of “lostness” that pervades the work of many Southern writers.
“Female Sexuality and Spirituality in Alice Walker’s By the Light of My Father’s Smile and Lee Smith’s Saving Grace”
“The Entombed Maternal in Gloria Naylor’s Linden Hills”
American Studies Courses
Selected Professional Service
Selected Community Service