- Ph.D., Department of Literatures in English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2004
- M.A., Department of Literatures in English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1999
- B.A., Union College, Schenectady, NY, 1993
“Louise DeSalvo Essaying Memoir.” Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo. Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta, eds. New York: Fordham UP. 2014. Print. Forthcoming.
“In the Way-Back.” Paterson Literary Review 42 (2014-15): 237. Print.
“Can I Shake Your Hand,” “Room and Board, Killarney, Ireland,” “Magnum,” and “Bedtime.” VIA 24:1&2 (2013): 106-108. Print.
“Trinh T. Minh-ha Essaying Ethics.” Afterall 23 (Spring 2010): 99-106. Print.
“Interview with Nancy Savoca.” Co-author Edvige Giunta. VIA 12:2 (Fall 2001): 47-57. Print.
“Framing Composition: A Graduate Instructor’s Perspective.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture 1:3 (Fall 2001): 489-505. Print.
“C’èqualcosa di nuovo: Intervista con Nancy Savoca.” TutteStorie 8 (March-May 2001): 10-12. Print.
“Quentin Tarantino: The Ethnic Enigma.” (with Edvige Giunta) Screening Ethnicity. Anthony J. Tamburri and Anna C. Hostert, eds. Boca Raton, FL: Bordighera, 2001. 210-221. Italian translation: “Quentin Tarantino: Enigma Etnico.” (with Edvige Giunta) Scene italoamericane. Rome: Luca Sossella. 2001. 221-234. Print.
"The Ethics of Essaying: A Pedagogy of Partiality.” The Academic Forum 10.1 Special Issue on Ethics Across the Disciplines (Fall 2001): 9-13. Print.
Review of Carole Maso, The American Woman in the Chinese Hat. VIA 7.2 Special Issue on Women (Fall 1996). 283-5. Print.
Review of Rita Ciresi, Mother Rocket: Stories. VIA 6.2 (Fall 1995): 204-7. Print.
“G.E. Moore and the Bloomsbury Aesthetic: Significant Form in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.” Minerva Review XI (Fall 1993): 67-83. Print.
“Students Seek Common Ground.” New Voice: A Publication of the American Association of University Students 13.1 (February 1992): 1, 8-9. Print.
Roundtable Discussion on Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo. Hunter College. New York, New York | February 2015
Roundtable Discussion on Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo. Calandra Institute, Queens College. New York, New York | December 2014
“Louise DeSalvo: Essaying Memoir” in the session “Further Perspective on the work of Louise DeSalvo.” American Italian Historical Association Conference. Baton Rouge, Louisiana | October 2009
“Critical Thinking. . . Quizzically.” New Jersey Project Speakers Series Presentation. Ramapo College of New Jersey | November 2005
“The Performance of Feminist Ethics in Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Writing.” 14th-Annual Women and Society Conference. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY | September 2005
“Ethics and ‘The Green Banana.’” Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | May 2005
“Ethics and ‘The Rabbi’s Gift.’” Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | May 2005
“Cinema in the Interval: The Irreducible Films of Trinh T. Minh-ha.” Special Session Organizer and Chair. The Modern Language Association Convention. San Diego, California | December 2003
“Teaching and Assessing Composition in an Urban University: Surprising Results About In-Class Versus Out-of-Class Assignments,” in the session “Producing and Sharing Pedagogical Knowledge Within an Urban University: Models for Practice.” 84th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association: “Accountability for Educational Quality: Shared Responsibility.” Chicago, Illinois | April 2003
“Metaphors as Miracles: The Essayistic Ethics of Patricia J. Williams.” Women of African Descent: Reaching Across the Diaspora, Tenth Annual Women’s Studies Conference. Southern Connecticut State University | October 2000
“With/In the University: Working Through the Institution.” Graduate Student Symposium, Department of English, Rutgers University | April 1997
“‘Mootzie’ and Mozzarella: Anthony Valerio and the Language of Food.” Co-Presenter Anthony Valerio. American Italian Historical Association Conference: “Food, Tradition, and Community Among Italian Americans.” Pittsburgh, PA | November 1996
“Blood on Vinyl: Technology and Torture in the Cinema of Quentin Tarantino.” Co-Presenter Edvige Giunta. American Italian Historical Association Conference: “Industry, Technology, Labor and the Italian American Communities.” University of Massachusetts Lowell. Lowell, MA | November 1995
“Masquerading Narratives: ‘Passing’ in Rita Ciresi’s Mother Rocket.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention: “The Situation of Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Fiction at the Turn of the Century.” John F. Kennedy Library. Boston | April 1995
“Aristotle’s Sister and the Bloomsbury Aesthetic: G.E. Moore in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.” New York College English Association Conference: “Texts in Dialogue: Theory, Pedagogy, Cross Disciplinary.” Nazareth College of Rochester | October 1994
“De-Authorizing the Text: Self-Subversive Narratives in Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Duras’s The Lover.” Nineteenth Annual Conference on Literature and Film: “The Voice of the Voiceless: Non-Canonical Literature and Film and Non-Canonical Approaches to the Canon.” Florida State University. Tallahassee | January 1994
“Critical Situation: Pedagogies of Partiality.” University of Catania, Italy | July 2007
“Graduate Studies in the United States.” Presentation to Ph.D. Candidates in the Department of American Studies, University of Catania, Italy | July 2007
“Emerson and the Essay: Contemporary Ethnic American Women Essaying.” University of Catania, Italy | July 2006
“Essayistic Ethics: Attitudes of Partiality.” Cultural Studies: Between Politics and Ethics, An International Interdisciplinary Conference. Bath Spa University College, Bath, England | July 2001
“Essaying Ethics from Ralph W. Emerson to Patricia J. Williams.” Lecture, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy | March 2001
Creative Nonfiction (especially the Essay) Literary and Critical Theory 19th- and 20th-century American Literature Composition Pedagogy Film and Popular Culture