I specialize in American Indian and women's literature of the nineteenth century United States. I frequently teach the capstone; Introduction to Native American Literature; Images of Women in Literature; and the first survey of American Literature.
- Nineteenth-century women's and Native American literature of the United States
- Ecocriticism: the ecogothic
- Feminist theory and women's literature
- “Bleeding Feet and Failing Knees: The Ecogothic in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Chasing Ice.” The Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Eds. Dawn Keetley and Matthew Silvis. New York: Routledge, 2017. 232-252.
- The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Campaign for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. (Winner of the Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association).
- Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull: Suffrage, Free Love, and Eugenics. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2010. Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Series.
Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and American Indians. Columbus: The Ohio State UP, 2008. (Honorable Mention), Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize.
- Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and American Indians. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2008. http://www.ohiostatepress.org/
- The Unsolved Riddle: Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull: Suffrage, Free Love, and Eugenics. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2010. Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Series.
- “Sarah Winnemucca and the Re-Writing of Nation.” Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity. Ed. Bruce Baum and Duchess Harris. Durham, NC: Duke University Press (Invited contribution for forthcoming collection).
- “Detecting Indianness: Gertrude Bonnin’s Investigation of American Indian Identity.” Wicazo Sa Review 20.1 (Spring 2005) 139-159.
- “Feminist Technologies and the Women’s Studies Classroom.” Spec. Issue of Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments 7.2 (Summer 2002). http://english.ttu.edu/kairos.
- The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Public Crusade for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891 (forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press).