Recent Publications and Collaborations



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.

Adventuring Americans (in process).

American Style, with Matthew Pratt Guterl (in process).

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, 2017.

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

“American Studies@Scale,” in Neither the Time Nor the Place, eds. Susan Gillman and Christopher Castiglia (University of Pennsylvania Press), forthcoming 2016.

 “The Age of Borderlands Revolution: 1835-1920,” in Timelines of American Literature, eds. Christopher Hager and Cody Marrs (Johns Hopkins University Press), forthcoming 2016. 

“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.