Excessive Feels: What is Empathy in the Age of the "YOLOcaust"?
By scrutinizing the criteria for designating iconic written and visual commemorations of the Holocaust, I critique the underlying assumptions for designating “relatable” empathetic victims. Narratives of warfare highlight empathetic victims, especially non- combatants; the Shoah provides one of the most powerful modern examples.
##MeToo and its limits
Collected edition recounting the possibilities and limitations of the #MeToo movement.
Border Wars: WOmen Writers and Contemporary Transnational Literature.
Building on research conducted for my classes on transnational literature and diaspora, this website, archive, and volume will address how contemporary transnational women writers use a range of strategies to represent violence as implicitly linked to the borders they traverse. Drawing from the work of Julie Otsuka, Noami Powers, Edwidge Danticat, and others, I seek to trace how women writers in the 21st century have redefined representation in part through reincorporation of categories of women's writing that were excluded from the definition of "literature."
Top Heavy: A Graphic Memoir
A graphic memoir exploring both the humorous and traumatic sides of America's obsession with breasts.
These Apparent Prodigies: Poems
A collection of poetry negotiating a childhood spent in an economically depressed area of Cincinnati, a complex relationship with a father, and the waning days of a love story.