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Ph.D., English, Stony Brook University
B.A., English, University of Notre Dame
Areas of Research
Contemporary Literature in English, Holocaust Studies, Rhetoric and Writing
History and Theory of Rhetoric
Writing and the Holocaust
Rhetoric and Ethics After Auschwitz
Forgetful Memory: Representation and Remembrance After Auschwitz. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009. 208 pp.
An Introduction to Holocaust Studies. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2006. 275 pp.
“The Call of the Sacred and the Language of Deterritorialization.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly [forthcoming].
“Archival Writing.” JAC: Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, Politics [forthcoming].
“Exiled Memory: Israel in the Literary and Political Imagination.” Performing Pasts, Inventing Selves, ed. Philippe Codde. Syracuse: Syracuse U P [forthcoming].
“’By the Rivers of Babylon’: Jewish Rhetoric and Jewish Exile.” College English 72.6 (July 2010): 608-20. Special issue on Jewish Rhetoric. Ed. Jan Fernheimer.
“Rhetoric Vexed.” JAC: Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, Politics 29.3 (2009): 471-492.
Honors and Awards
UW WARF Kellett Mid-Career Award (2010)
UW Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowship (2009)
Research Statement / Bio
My work is at the intersection of rhetorical and literary theory, rhetoric, and considerations of memory and ethics. Two current projects include a book on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and its construction of memorial space, and a collection of essays on Jewish rhetoric.