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Mission Statement First-Year Composition Undergraduate Program
- English Minor
- Linguistics Minor
- Certificate in Writing & Editing
- English +
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Office: Merrifield 23B
Phone: (701) 777-4344
- PhD, Carnegie Mellon University (2015): Literary and Cultural Studies
- M.A., Carnegie Mellon University (2007): Literary and Cultural Studies
- B.A., The University at Albany, State University of New York (2006): English
- I grew up in New York State's Hudson Valley and have been moving consistently westward ever since. It now occurs to me that I must have some affinity for river valleys. From the shores of the Hudson, I moved to the “Paris of Appalachia,” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I attended grad school. I landed most recently in Grand Forks on the fertile banks of the Red River in 2015. When not reading, I’m an avid sourdough bread baker and beer/cider homebrewer. I guess that you could say that my favorite science is zymology, the applied science of fermentation.
- American Literature 1945 to present
- Media History and Theory
- Digital Humanities
- Multimodal Composition
- Teaching with Technologies
- Cultural Materialism and Literary Theory
- Sociology of Culture
- Science Fiction
- Independent American Film
- The Culture of the Great Depression
- Writing, Editing, and Publishing
- Food Studies
- “Welcome to the Indexed World: Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge and The Things Search Engines Will Not Find.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 10 February 2017.
- “Concordances.” Archbook: Architectures of the Book. 1 February 2017.
- “Give us Today.” The Los Angeles Review of Books. 29 December 2016.
- “Earth First, Then Mars: An Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson.” Public Books. 15 June 2016.
- “Teaching as Troubleshooting: What I Learned About Digital Pedagogy Behind the Wheel of a Beet Truck.” Hybrid Pedagogy. 2 March 2016.
- “Dead Trees, or Dead Formats?” electronic book review. 4 November 2010.
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
- Association for the Study of the Arts of the Presents (ASAP)
- Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology (HASTAC)
- Cultural Studies Association of America (CSA)
- The Gary Schaffer Dissertation Fellowship (2014)
- The Posner Rare Book Collection Fellowship (2013)
Courses Recently Taught
- ENGL 415: Contemporary American Fiction
- ENGL 408: Advanced Composition: Writing for Digital Environments
- ENGL 229: Diversity in US Literatures: Socioeconomic Class
- ENGL 229: Diversity in US Literatures: American Migrations
- ENGL 130: Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences