Assistant Professor of English
Office: Wright Hall 231
M.A. and PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1989, 1994)
B.A., Colby College (1986)
English education, American immigrant/ethnic literature
“Mapping Intergenerational Tension in Multicultural Coming-of-Age Literature.”
Multicultural Perspectives, The Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 12.1 (2010): 29-33.
“Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America and History Post 9/11.” Philip Roth Studies 5.1 (2009): 55-67.
“Richard Wright’s Twelve Million Black Voices and World War Two-Era Civic Nationalism.” African American Review 41.3 (2007): 343-358.
"Pietro Di Donato's Christ in Concrete and Catholic Social Thought." VIA: Voices in Italian Americana 16.2 (2005): 57-72.
Rooting Multiculturalism: The Work of Louis Adamic (Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003).
Korenine Multikulturalizma: Delos Louisa Adamica, Slovene translation of Rooting Multiculturalism, Cirila Toplak, trans. (Zarobza ZRC, publisher of the Institute for Slovenian Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, 2005).
“Ethnographic Pilgrimages in Depression-Era America.” Mosaic, a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 34.4 (2003): 155-169.
“The Comedy of Assimilation in Leo Rosten’s Hyman Kaplan Stories.” Studies in American Humor, Series 3, Vol. 7 (2000): 49-63.
“Ethnic Competitors in Studs Lonigan." MELUS, The Publication of the Society for the Study of Multi- Ethnic Literature in the United States. 24.3 (1999): 67-79
9/17/15: Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.
10/15/15: Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.
All events are free and open to all!