Currently Associate Professor of Multi-Ethnic U.S. literature, Post 1900, at Indiana University-South Bend. My December 2015 book from University of Michigan Press, _Anti-Imperialist Modernism: Race and Transnational Radical Culture from the Great Depression to the Cold War_, explores connections between cross-border, anti-imperialist movements and the making of modernist culture at mid-century. Critical and creative work of mine has appeared in journals or collections such as such as American Quarterly, The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Reconstruction, Criticism, In These Times, Cultural Logic, Minnesota Review, Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. I also published a collection of poems about Jewish victims of the blacklist entitled Dedication, that appeared from Partisan Press in the fall of 2011.
The courses I currently teach range in topics from African-American literature, interdisciplinary surveys of U.S. multi-ethnic literature, transnational cultures of U.S. modernism and post-modernism, labor and literature, creative and expository writing, and U.S. empire and literature. I participate in the St. Joseph Valley Project and help maintain a bi-weekly reading group on issues of labor, race, capitalism, social movements and culture.
I saw plenty anti-semitism growing up in rural America. We must rethink how the anti-oppression movement includes us -- and how we see ourselves.