Research Interests: American literature 1945-present, teaching writing with technology, media history and theory, the publishing industry, science fiction, and ecocriticism.

Scholarly Writing

Edited Books

Haunted By Waters: The Future of Memory and the Red River Flood of 1997. Edited by David Haeselin, The Digital Press @ the University of North Dakota, 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

 Literary Criticism 

“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.

Multimodal Pedagogy

“Teaching as Troubleshooting: What I Learned About Digital Pedagogy Behind the Wheel of a Beet Truck.”  Hybrid Pedagogy. 2 March 2016

Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries

Media and Book History

“The Concordance.” ArchBook: Architectures of the Book. 1 February 2017.

“Dead Trees, or Dead Formats?” electronic book review. 4 November 2010.

Public Writing

Sociology of Culture

“No Excuses: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen.”  Post45. 11 April 2017.


“Give us Today.”  The Los Angeles Review of Books. 29 December 2016.

Science Fiction and Ecocriticism

“Earth First, Then Mars: An Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson.” Public Books. 15 June 2016.