I received my Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. I have taught English Literature, Rhetoric, and Indigenous Studies to students in Canada and the U.S. since 2010. My research focuses on late twentieth century and contemporary American literature. I am particularly interested in novels and films about dramatic social transformations, and in what these stories can tell us about imagining and building different futures for our planet. Because I’m always trying to connect what’s happening in books to what’s happening in the real world, I approach the study of literature from a multidisciplinary perspective. In my classrooms we talk about critical race and ethnicity studies and the environmental humanities, urban geography and political science. Recent examples of my work can be found in SAIL (Studies in American Indian Literatures), MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), and in the E3W Review of Books.