A member of the Clemson English faculty since 1995, I have served as Department Chair (2007-2010, and 2013-2017), as Interim Associate Dean of the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities (2018-2019), and as Founding Director of the Clemson Humanities Hub (2016-2021). As a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Ireland-Galway (2010-2011) and a Muriel McCarthy Fellow at Marsh’s Library, Dublin (2013), I have taught and researched Milton and colonial Ireland. My current research focuses on archipelagic and transatlantic approaches to colonial plantations.
Recent publications include: “Transplanting English Plantations in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko.” Global South. Special issue
on “Plantation Modernity.” 10.2. (Fall 2016), 11-26.
“‘Behold this Creature’s form and State’: Katherine Philips prefiguring the Ascendancy in Ireland.”
Women’s Writing. 24.3. (2017), 298-312.
“Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Atlantic Archipelago.” Shakespeare, the Journal of the British
Shakespeare Association. 12.4. 364-374.