B.A., English, University of California at Berkeley, 1996.
M.A.., English, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1999.
Ph.D., English, University of California at Berkeley, 2006.
Chicana/o Literature; 19th century literature, especially the literature of the west and California; Narratology; Novel theory; Globalization and transnational studies; Bodies and corporeal subjectivity
“The Language of Resistance: Alurista’s Global Poetics.” MELUS: The Journal of The Society for The Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States. 33:1  93-116.
“The Political Economy of Early Chicano Historiography: The Case of Hubert H. Bancroft and Mariano G. Vallejo.” American Literary History. 19:4  874-904.
“Chicano Literature: theoretically speaking, formally reading Ana Castillo’s Sapogonia.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. 32:2  139-156