Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Research areas and interests
Early American literature, Atlantic colonialism, the early novel, feminist theory, political theory, aesthetics, transatlantic print culture, Caribbean literature, and early American drama.
The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004)
Currently completing the manuscript for New World Drama: Theatre of the Atlantic, 1660-1850 that will be published by Duke University Press
Co-editing, with Michael Drexler, a volume of essays on early American culture and the Haitian Revolution
Heyman Prize for Outstanding Publication in the humanities at Yale University in 2003; Society of Early Americanists Essay Prize in 2005.