2257 Wiekamp Hall
I have been teaching at IU South Bend since Spring 2003. My teaching and research interests include:
Women's Autobiographical Writing
Anglo-American women's history
19th century cultural history (focusing on race and class)
African-American literature and culture
Popular Culture and Gender
19th-21st century fiction and non-fiction
In addition to the Introduction to Gender Studies course I have taught every semester since 2003 (and which I find fun and eye-opening every time), I have taught:
American Women's Autobiography
Ethnic Women Writers
Interpreting the Female Body
Science Fiction and the Body
Women and Sustainability
American Girls and Popular Culture
Hot Topics in Feminism
"Before They Could Vote: Reading One Hundred Years of American Women's Autobiography," by April Lidinsky. Tranformations, Spring/Summer 2007, Vol.XVIII, No.1, pp.83-95.
Textbook, co-authored with Stuart Greene, From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader, 2008 Bedford/St.Martin's.
Instructor's Manual, co-authored with Stuart Greene, From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Practical Guide, 2008 Bedford/St.Martin's.
"The Gender of War: What Fahrenheit 9/11's Women (Don't) Say." International Feminist Journal of Politics, 7:1, March/April 2005.
"Approaches to Difficulty: Helping Students 'Make Their Way' in Challenging Texts," in A Guide to Teaching with Literacies: Reading Writing, Interpretation, edited by Terrence Brunk, Priscilla Perkins, and Ken Smith, W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.
And Now, "Michiana Chronicles": Selected Radio Essays.Wolfson Press, 2007.
Honors and Awards
2007 Regional Edward R.Murrow Award for Exellence in Writing, for "Michiana Chronicles" contributions.
Trustee's Teaching Award, 2006
AAUW Emerging Leaders Award for Indiana , 2006
Faculty Research Grant for $8,000. Awarded summer 2005
Winner of the Francis J. O'Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing at the University of Notre Dame, 1999
Barry V. Qualls Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers, 1993-1994Excellence Fellow at Rutgers University, 1989-1993