Research Interest: 20th Century prose; Historical avant garde; Travel narratives; Cultural theory
M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 1984
Ph.D, Columbia University, 1990
History’s Double: Cultural Tourism in Twentieth-Century French Writing. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
“Revisiting Sigmaringen.” Special issue: Travel and Travelers. Guest Editor: Georges van den Abbeele. SITES 5.1 (spring 2001): 197-209.
“‘How French Is it?'” French Theory in America. Eds. Sande Cohen and Sylvère Lotringer. New York: Routledge, 2001. 217-35.
“The historical Nullification of Paul Morand’s Gendered Eugenics.” Gender and Fascism in Modern France. Eds. Richard Golson and Melanie Hawthorne. Hanover: UP of New England, 1997. 101-18, 201-03.
“The History of a History: Franks and Gauls in the German Trilogy.” Céline and the Politics of Difference. Eds. Rosemarie Scullion, Philip Solomon, and Thomas Spear. Hanover: UP of New England, 1995. 185-202, 237-40.
Honors and Awards
Borchard Foundation Scholar-in-Residence Grant; 2000
OID Grant, UCLA
Conference: “Hearing May 68: An Acoustic Archaeology,” New Orleans, MLA 2001.
“‘The space of the ornament and the superfluous’: French Women Collectors,”
Faculty/Graduate Conference of the Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA, May 15, 2001.
Manuscript evaluator for University Press of New England, St. Martin’s Press, Yale University Press