I am our Director of Graduate Studies, and an associate faculty member for The Center for Irish Research and Teaching. My research examines developments in literatures and cognitive studies, with an emphasis on how the writings of transnational modernists (from Joyce to Hemingway) complicate received discourses on cognition and memory begun by early 20th century neuro-philosopher Henri Bergson, and continued by contemporary neuroscientists such VS Ramachandran and Daniel Dennett. My scholarship on Irish modernism also includes studies in Irish-American literatures. I have recently directed the Cormac McCarthy Society Conference (in Austin), the International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference (in Dublin), the ALA Symposium on American Literature and War (in New Orleans), and I am a regular organizer for the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference (here in Savannah). I am also the Associate Editor of The Cormac McCarthy Journal.
CLASS Award of Distinction for Teaching, 2017.
CLASS Award of Distinction for Service, 2016.
CLASS Award of Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service, 2013.