Adjunct Professor of English
314 Pardee


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • A.B., Kenyon College

Research and Teaching Interests: Modernist studies, queer/trans/sexuality studies, multiethnic American literature, African American literature, narrative theory, form


“Drag and Genderqueer Autobiography.” In A History of American Gay Autobiography, edited by Guy Davidson and David Bergman. Under contract with Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).

Passing’s Desires for Form: Black Respectability, Queer Narrative, and Wayward Experimentalism.” Modernism/modernity (forthcoming).

“Toward a Black Vernacular Sexology.” GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 29.1, special issue on “The Science of Sex Itself” edited by Benjamin Kahan and Greta LaFleur (January 2023): 27–42.

“How Drag Race Created a Monster: The Future of Drag and the Backward Temporality of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula.” The Cultural Impact of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Why Are We All Gagging?, edited by Cameron Crookston, Intellect Books, March 2021, pp. 81–107.

“Taste and the Tasteful: Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, and the Culture of Queer Elitism.” Virginia Woolf and the World of Books: Selected Papers of the 27th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill, Clemson University Press, 2018.