Research interests include 20th-Century U.S. Literature and Film, Ecocriticism, Evolution and Thermodynamics, Cybernetics, Animal Studies.
Furry Logic: Biological Kinship and Empire in Jack London's "The Call of the Wild", ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (2007)
Becoming American: Evolution and Performance in Edith Wharton's "The Custom of the Country", Intertexts (2005)
Contributions to Books
The Miseducation of Henry Adams: Fantasies of Race, Citizenship, and Darwinian Dynamos, Darwin in Atlantic Cultures: Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality (2010)
Thermodynamics, Routledge Companion to Literature and Science (2010)
Performing the Perfect Dog: The Reconstruction of Gender in Jack London's "The Call of the Wild and White Fang", Forces of Nature: Natural(izing) Gender and Gender(ing) Nature in the Discourses of Western Culture (2009)
Teach the Conflict: Using Critical Thinking to Evaluate Anthony Swofford's "Jarhead", Teaching the Novel across the Curriculum (2007)
Henry Adams and the Paranoid Style in American Systems Theory, Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (2012)
Noise, Observation, Ecology in John Cassavetes's "A Woman under the Influence", Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts: Europe (2012)
Posthuman Endgames, Conference of the Modern Language Association (2012)
After the Flood: Biopower and the 'Pure Water Move' in Edith Wharton's "The Custom of the Country", Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (2011)
'It Knows Us:' Vulnerable Dogs in U.S. Literary Narratives, Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (2011)
Vulnerable Dogs in U.S. Literary Narratives, Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants (2010)
In Cary Wolfe's What Is Posthumanism?, images of dogs in pain, up to and including...