Welcome, I am the Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. This site contains updates on my research (publications and presentations) and teaching as well as contact information.


Global South Panels at MLA 2019

Waste, Garbage, and Effluence in the Global South
3:30 PM–4:45 PM Thursday, Jan 3, 2019
Hyatt Regency - Grand Suite 5

Presider: Rosemary J. Jolly, Penn State U, University Park

  • “Scenes from the Global South: Women’s Bodies as Waste in Bolaño’s 2666”
    Alfred J. Lopez, Purdue U, West Lafayette

  • “Tracing Global Waste Flows: The High-Context Ecopoetics of Rita Wong”
    Sharon Tran, U of Southern California

  • “Neoliberal Disgust, Scatological Satire, and the Postcolonial Novel”
    Alexander Adkins Jaramillo, California State U, Fresno

Forthcoming in 2019: 'The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South' (July)

Out now: Review of 'From the Tricontinental to the Global South' by Anne Garland Mahler (Duke UP, 2018)