- Ph.D., Literature, Duke University, Durham, NC, May 1994.
- A.B. with Distinction, Political Science and Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, April 1987.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
- Professor Emerita, Women’s and Gender Studies, 2009-
- Associate Professor with tenure, Women’s and Gender Studies, 2001-2009.
- Graduate Program Director, Women’s and Gender Studies, 2004-2007.
- Associate Professor with tenure, Department of English, 2001-2004.
- Assistant Professor, Department of English, 1994-2001
Duke University, Durham, NC
- Instructor, Program in Literature, 1992-93
- Teaching Assistant, Program in Film and Video and Program in Women’s Studies, 1992-1993
WORK IN PROGRESS
Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure Forthcoming from Faber and Faber in Fall 2013.
- Dislocating the Color Line: Identity, Hybridity and Singularity in African-American Narrative. Stanford University Press, 1997. Read a summary and review at GoodReads.com
- Gangsters, Pranksters, and the Invention of Trick-or-Treat, 1930-1960 American Journal of Play 4.2 (Fall 2011): 150-175.
- Polio Comes Home: Pleasure and Danger in CANDY LAND American Journal of Play 3.2 (Fall 2010): 186-229.
- The Candy Prophylactic: Danger, Disease, and Children’s Candy around 1916 Journal of American Culture 33.3 (September 2010): 167-182.
- “New Directions in Motherhood Studies.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 36.4 (Summer 2011): 969-1003.
- “Nation, Place, and Placelessness: Identity, Body, and Geography in the Case of Palestine.” Croatian Journal of Ethnology and Folklore Research 40.1 (2003): 37-48
- “Haunted Houses, Sinking Ships: Race, Architecture and Identity in Beloved and Middle Passage.” The New Centennial Review 1.3 (Winter 2001)
- “Safe House? Body, Building, and the Question of Security.” Cultural Critique 45 (Spring 2000): 184-221.
- “Interactivity and Vulnerability: Gómez-Peña’s El Mexterminator.” PAJ 61 (Jan. 1999):46-52.
- “The Homeless Body.” Public Culture 10.2 (1998):319-339.
- “Bodies at Risk: The Architecture of Reversible Destiny (Arakawa & Gins).” PAJ 59 (May 1998):17-27.
- “@, or, Being on Line. A Reply to Timothy Luke.” Theory & Event 1.2 (Spring 1997), 26 numbered paragraphs. Johns Hopkins University Press peer-reviewed electronic journal: <http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/tae>.
- “Good Ethnics, Bad Aliens: Imagining the Global Village.”Macalester International,Vol. 4 (Spring 1997):175-97, special issue on “The Divided Self: Ethnicity, Identity and Globalization.”
Chapters in Books
- “Vampires and Terrorists: Fanon’s Spectral Violence of Decolonization”. Franz Fanon: New Critical Perspectives, ed. Anthony Alessandrini. Routledge, 1999.
- “Fugitive Properties.” New Economic Criticism, ed. Martha Woodmansee and Mark Osteen. Routledge, 1999.
- “415 Men: Moving Bodies, or, the Cinematic Politics of Deportation.”Deleuze and Guattari: New Mappings in Politics/Philosophy/Culture, ed. Kevin Jon Heller and Eleanor Kaufman. University of Minnesota Press, 1998.
- “The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man: (Passing for) Black Passing for White.” Passing and the Fictions of Identity, ed. Elaine Ginsberg. Duke University Press, 1996.