My students are the best! I have taught a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at a number of institutions.  In addition to courses on literature, material culture, and literary theory, I also enjoy teaching composition and research methods. I have developed a series of workshops on writing for scholars in the social sciences.  If you’d like to read more about my commitment to feminist pedagogy, please take a look at my Guide to Graduate Seminars (and Beyond).

In 2006, I received the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Chicago. I also received a teaching award from the Department of English at Princeton University, which allowed me to develop and team-teach a new undergraduate course, “All About Hitchcock,” with Professor Anne Cheng during the 2011-2012 academic year.

At the University of Delaware

Honors ENGL 110: “Prized Possessions: Collections and Identity”; Spring 2019

ENGL 684 (Grad Seminar): Introduction to Literary Theory; Fall 2017 and Fall 2018

ENGL 101 (Undergrad Lecture/ “Gateway Course”): Introduction to Digital Studies, Fall 2017, with Teaching Assistant Michael Doss

ENGL 639 (Grad Seminar): “Material Losses: Psychoanalysis and Material Culture in the Contemporary American Novel”; Fall 2016

ENGL 348/JWST 348 : “Contemporary American Jewish Fiction”; Fall 2016

ENGL 204: “American Literature”; Spring 2016

ENGL 361: “Digital Cultures: How to Read the Internet”; Spring 2016

ENGL110: “Critical Reading and Writing”; Fall 2015

ENGL 361: “Superheroes, Supervillains, and Sequential Art: Comic Books and Graphic Novels”; Fall 2015

At the JFK Institute

“Literary Theory” (PhD); Spring 2015

“Welcome to the ‘Burbs’: Norms, Neighbors & Zombies” (MA); With Hanjo Berressem in Cologne; Spring 2015

“The City in Color: Race and Urbanism in North American Fiction Since 1900” (BA); Spring 2015

“Introduction to Literary Studies” (BA); Fall 2014

“Research Colloquium” (BA and MA); Fall 2014

At the University of Bonn

“The City in Color: Race and Urbanism in North America” (MA); Spring 2014

“Digital Cultures” (MA and BA); Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

        -The course website featuring student-developed material can be viewed here.

“New York Now” (MA); Fall 2013

“The Agency of Things: Introduction to Material Culture Studies” (MA); Spring 2013

“The Work of Pop Culture in North America” (BA); Spring 2013

“Research Colloquium: Writing Theses” (MA); Spring 2014

At Princeton University

“All About Hitchock” (BA); Spring 2012

“Literature of the American Renaissance” (BA); Fall 2011

“American Best Sellers” (BA); Spring 2009

At the University of Chicago

“Humanities Core Course: Reading Cultures” (BA); Fall and Spring 2005-6

At Prairie State Community College (Illinois)

“Introduction to Composition” (BA) ; Fall and Spring 2005-6