Memoirs of Race, Color, and Belonging, Routledge (2022)

Serial Memoir: Archiving American Lives, Palgrave Macmillan (2014)

Peer-Reviewed Publications


“Refusing Historical Amnesia: Emily Raboteau, Danzy Senna, and the American South,” Special Issue of English Language Notes, “Memory, Amnesia, Commemoration,” edited by Ramesh Mallipeddi and Cristobal Silva, Vol. 57, issue 2, October 2019.

Graphic Narrative: An Introduction,” to Special Issue, South Central Review, “Graphic Representation: Contemporary Graphic Narrative,” edited by Nicole Stamant, Vol. 32, issue 3, Fall 2015, pp. 1-7.

Conversation with Johns Hopkins’ PR and Advertising Coordinator, Brian Shea, regarding SCR‘s special issue.

Art Spiegelman’s Collection of ‘Old Comic Strips’ in In the Shadow of No Towers,” Special Issue of South Central Review, “Graphic Representation: Contemporary Graphic Narrative,” edited by Nicole Stamant, Vol. 32, issue 3, Fall 2015, pp. 70-87.

Hemingway’s Hospitality in A Moveable Feast,The Hemingway Review, Vol. 33, issue 1, Fall 2013, pp. 73-78.

Maya Angelou’s Memoirs in the ‘Gastronomic Contact Zone’: Seriality and Citizenship,” Special Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography, “New Directions in African American Autobiography,” edited by Eric D. Lamore, Vol. 27, issue 1, Fall 2012, pp. 281-305.

Reviewed in American Studies in Scandinavia

Reviewed in Miscelanea

‘Remaking the World’ One Story at a Time in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Fifth Book of Peace and Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace,” Special Issue of MELUS, “Ethnic Storytelling,” edited by Martha Cutter, Vol. 36, issue 1, Spring 2011, pp. 61-81.

Self-Reflexive Graphic Narrative: Seriality and Art Spiegelman’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young %&@?*!,”Studies in Comics, Vol. 1, issue 2, November 2010, pp. 197-212.

Inheritance and Compulsion in Augusten Burroughs’ Memoirs,” Special Issue of Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, “Of Human Bondage: Interest, Habit, Love, Obsession, Addiction,” edited by Milissa Deitz, Vol. 4, issue 2, November 2010, pp. 1-16.

‘The Remnant is the Whole’: Collage, Serial Self-Representation, and Recovering Fragments in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee,ARIEL, Vol. 40, issue 4, October 2009, pp. 69-88.

Chapters in Books

“‘A lifetime spent in the pursuit of good flavor’: Edna Lewis’s Cookbooks,” in Consumption and the Literary Cookbook, edited by Roxane Harde and Janet Wesselius, Routledge, 2020, pp. 203-215.

Winner: 2021 South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Book Award—Edited Collection

Reviewed in South Atlantic Review

Arrivals, Geographies, and ‘The Usual Reply’ in Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion,” The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders, and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature, edited by Delphine Fongang, Lexington Books, 2018, pp. 125-138.

Reviewed in Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies

Our Stories, Our Selves: Memoir and Self-Help in the ‘Me Decade,‘” American Literature in Transition: 1970-1980, edited by Kirk Curnutt, Cambridge UP,  2018, pp. 159-176.

Book Reviews

Review of Gilmore, Leigh and Elizabeth Marshall. Witnessing Girlhood: Toward an Intersectional Tradition of Life Writing. Fordham UP, 2019, for “Nevertheless, she persisted”: Girls, Literature for Girls, and the Politics of Resistance: Part II. Ed. Amanda Allen and Miranda Green-Barteet. Special issue of Women’s Studies, Vol. 52, issue 6, 2023, pp. 724-727.

Review of Kunka, Andrew. Autobiographical Comics. Bloomsbury, 2017, for South Central Review, Vol 35, issue 2, Spring 2018, pp. 147-150.

Review of Berman, Jeffrey. Writing Widowhood: Landscapes of Bereavement. SUNY, 2015, for American Literary History Online Review, Series XIII, 2017.

Review of Couser, G. Thomas. Memoir: An Introduction. Oxford UP, 2012, for a/b: Auto/Biography, Vol 28, issue 1, Summer 2013, pp. 167-170.

Reference Works:

A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway,” in Twentieth Century Literature Criticism, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023 (forthcoming).

Augusten Burroughs’ Dry,” in Disability Experiences, edited by Eric Bargeron and Hollis Beach, with editorial advisors G. Thomas Couser and Susannah Mintz, Gale (2019).

Honorable Mention: 2020 Dartmouth Medal Award (for most outstanding reference work)

& Finalist: 2020 Prose Award