About

I am an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the English Major at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, NY, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. I am also a member of the Faculty Committee at the Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the CUNY Graduate Center and a fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Some of my interests include radical American literature and culture, periodical studies, Marxism, critical race and ethnic studies, and Russian-American relations before the Cold War. My current book project, America’s Russia: The Bolshevik Revolution, Racial Socialism, and US Print Culture, 1886-1924, traces American cultural responses to transnational socialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries at the intersection of racialization and radical politics through the prism of the Russian Revolution. In the past I’ve received a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) fellowship for the Cultural Studies of the Law Summer Institute in Osnabrück, Germany, and was also a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar at the City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press. A member of the editorial board of Radical Teacher, my work can be found there as well as in Nineteenth-Century Literature and English Language Notes. I have also just completed co-editing and contributing to the essay collection New Directions in Print Culture Studies: Archives, Materiality, and Modern American Culture, forthcoming from Bloomsbury in Summer 2022.