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This website provides access to my academic portfolio. I am an assistant professor in the Department of English at Ryerson University specializing in rhetoric, poetics, and public culture. My book, Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960, was published this year by the University of Alabama Press, and addresses ways in which poetry has been used in public to address issues of war, race, and civic responsibility since 1960 in the United States.


This portfolio provides a snapshot of my teaching and research interests. Much of the site currently shows how I designed courses while completing my research at the University of Texas at Austin. I am now (slowly) updating my teaching and research pages to provide a more accurate sense of my current work at Ryerson. Updates will be posted here periodically.