BA English, Al. I. Cuza University, Romania
MA American Cultural Studies, Al. I. Cuza University, Romania
MA English, Emporia State University
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Marcus E. Ravage’s An American in the Making, Americanization, and New Immigrant Representation.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States 40.2 (Summer 2015): 5–29.
“Strangers in America: Yiddish Poetry at the Turn of the Twentieth Century and the Demands of Americanization.” College English 76.1 (September 2013): 59–83.
“An Indian Woman of Many Hats: Laura Cornelius Kellogg’s Embattled Search for an Indigenous Voice.” American Indian Quarterly 37.3/SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures 25.2 (Summer 2013): 87–115.
“‘That Is Why I Sent You to Carlisle’: Indian Poetry and the Demands of Americanization Poetics and Politics.” American Indian Quarterly 37.2 (Spring 2013): 34–76.
“Redskin.” Seeing Red: Hollywood’s Pixeled Skins. Eds. LeAnne Howe, Denise Cummings, and Harvey Markowitz. Lansing: Michigan State UP, 2013. 7–11.
“The Art of Rejection” (with Melissa Girard). The Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 January 2012. (Ranked one of the most viewed and commented on articles in the Chronicle, January 2012).
“‘The Last Indian Syndrome’ Revisited: Metamora, Take Two.” Intertexts 10.1 (Spring 2006): 25–49.
“The Mother’s Burial, the Daughter’s Burden: Disintegrated and Dismembered Bodies in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Wright’s Native Son.” Portals: A Comparative Literature Journal 2.1 (2004): 77–90.
Membership and Media Chair, MELUS (The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), 2015–2018.
Recent Representative Fellowships
AAUW American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship, 12 months, 2015–2016.
The Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, 2014–2015.
The Monticello College Foundation Fellowship, The Newberry Library, Chicago IL, 2013–2014.
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian Studies, Michigan State University, 2008–2009.
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Fellowship, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2006–2007.