Recent Publications and Collaborations



Confounding Father: The Hidden History of the Men Who Threatened to Make America Great, represented by Don Fehr, Trident Media Group, in process. 

American Dream Homes, with Matthew Pratt Guterl, in process.

Hotel Life: The Story of a Place Where Anything Can Happen, with Matthew Pratt Guterl, 2015, University of North Carolina Press.

Where Is American Literature?, June 2013, Wiley-Blackwell, Manifesto Series.

Laying Claim: Imagining Empire on the U.S./Mexico Border, under contract, Oxford University Press.

Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W.E.B. Du Bois (Duke UP 2006).

Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Culture and Literature (Cambridge UP 1998, paperback reprint 2009).


A Companion to American Literary Studies, Wiley-Blackwell, December 2011. 

Teaching and Studying the Americas: Cultural Influences from Colonialism to the Present, co-edited with Anthony Pinn and Michael Emerson, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2010. 

Hemispheric American Studies, co-edited with Robert S. Levine, Rutgers University Press, October 2007


“Transnational American Studies in a Warming World,” Bavarian American Academy Proceedings,  forthcoming, 2018.

“De-Ciphering American Literature: 1945—1840—2016,” in Timelines of American Literature, eds. Christopher Hager and Cody Marrs (Johns Hopkins University Press), forthcoming 2018. 

“American Studies@Scale,” in Neither the Time Nor the Place, eds. Susan Gillman and Christopher Castiglia (University of Pennsylvania Press), forthcoming 2018.

“Are Hotels Dangerous?,” The New York Times, A21, July 2 2015.

“It’s All About the Assets,” Inside Higher Ed, October 6, 2014. 

“The Times of Transnational American Studies,” American Literary History, Vol 26 no 3, (2014): 559-568.

"Why Use a Typewriter When You Can Use a Computer?” Inside Higher Ed, “Higher Ed Next: MOOCS and Beyond,” Nov 2013. 


"The Global South: World Dis/Order," Guest Editor with Walter Mignolo, The Global South, 5.1: 2011.