Edgehill (EDGH) 220L
Washed in Blood: Male Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Cinema,
Rutgers University Press, December 2011
*Winner, 2013 Book of the Year, National Communication Association, Critical/Cultural Studies Division
"A Single Man and a Tragic Woman: Gender Politics and the Fag Hag", Feminist Media Studies 14.2 (May 2014)
“Car Crashes and Crosses to Bear: Trauma and Masculinity in Seven Pounds,” Journal of the Northwest Communication Association 40.1 (Winter 2012): 13-40, lead article
“Unqueering Horror: Hellbent and the Policing of the ‘Gay Slasher,’” Western Journal of Communication, 74.3 (July-September 2010): 249-268.
“The Man Inside: Trauma, Gender, and the Nation in The Brave One,” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 27. 2 (June 2010): 111-130, lead article.
"It Cuts Both Ways: Fight Club, Masculinity, and Abject-Hegemony,” Communication and Critical/Cultural
Studies, 6. 4 (December 2009): 366-385.
"Rogue Waves, Remakes and Resurrections: Allegorical Displacement and Screen Memory in Poseidon,"
Quarterly Journal of Speech, 94. 2 (November 2008): 430-454.
“Acting Up and Sounding Off: Sacrifice and Performativity in Alice, Sweet Alice,” Text and Performance
Quarterly, 27. 2 (April 2007): 124-142.
Selected Honors and Awards
New Investigator Award, Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association, 2012
Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities, College of
Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University, 2011
Curb Creative Campus Innovation Grant, Vanderbilt University, 2011
Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, Vanderbilt University, 2010
Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2008-9
Vanderbilt University Venture Fund Grant, May 2008
Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women, 2005-2006
Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Indiana University, 2003-4
Chancellor’s Fellowship, Indiana University, 1999-2004