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My teaching interests include contemporary fiction and new media, 20/21c American literature, the environmental humanities, science and technology studies, urban ecologies, food studies, globalization theory and bioart / bioculture.

Undergraduate Courses 

  • American Literature, 1850-present
  • American Literature, 1900-present
  • American Fiction, 1945-present
  • Bioart and Amateur Science (Fiat Lux Freshman Seminar)
  • California Foodways & Food Writing
  • Contemporary American Fiction
  • High-Tech Environmentalism (Fiat Lux Freshman Seminar)
  • Introduction to Environmental Studies: Humanities
  • Introduction to the Environmental Humanities
  • Literatures in English, 1850-present
  • Literature and Science: Ideas of Nature since 1945
  • Food in the Information Age (Senior Capstone Seminar)
  • Food Writing and Food Politics in the Information Age (Senior Capstone Seminar)
  • Food Writing in the Digital Age (Fiat Lux Freshman Seminar)
  • Major American Novelists
  • Twentieth-Century Literature, 1945-present
  • Wired City / Green City

Graduate Courses

  • The Biotech Imagination
  • Contemporary Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism
  • Environmental Humanities: Materials and Methods
  • Environmental Narratives in Digital Times
  • Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Research Methodologies
  • Food and the Avant-Garde, Modernism to Bioart
  • Food Futures
  • Food Studies Graduate Colloquium
  • Major Authors Seminar: Toni Morrison & J.M. Coetzee
  • Graduate Pedagogy I: Introduction to Teaching Literature
  • Graduate Pedagogy II: Teaching Writing & Rhetoric