- Ph.D., North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Irish literature
- James Joyce
- Modern and contemporary British literature
- Science and literature
Current Projects and Research Interests
- "Instinct as Cognition in Joyce's Early Prose," submitted for the volume Cognitive Joyce: The Neuronal Text, edited by André Topia, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle; essay in progress: "A Portrait of Allflesh: Joyce and Samuel Butler."
- General Editor, Bucknell Contemporary Irish Writers Series (Bucknell University Press).
"The Irish Patient: The Female Body, Nation, and Language in the Poetry of Eavan Boland and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill," in The Patient (Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures). Ed. Harold Schweizer and Kimberly Myers. Bucknell University Press, 2010. 97-110.
"Eating Like a White Man: Nibbling at the Edges of Heart of Darkness." L'epoque Conradienne 33 (2007): 49-57.