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I am a tenured English instructor at a California community college, Las Positas College, as well as a scholar of the racial formation of identity in the United States and Europe, particularly Ireland. If you are a student in one of my classes, please feel free to review these materials to learn a little bit more about me--you will see why I choose the themes that I do for my courses! If you are a teacher, I would love to hear from you if you are interested in discussing English acceleration in the community college system, SLOs, my course themes, or my research. My working manuscript, developed out of my dissertation research, is entitled "Engaging Whiteness: Transatlantic Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Irish Racial Identity."
Ph.D. in English
from Boston College (2000)
B.A.'s in English and history from U.C. Berkeley (1991)
High school diploma from Skyline High School, Oakland, California (1986)
Publications and Professional Activities
"White, But Not Quite"--article published in New Directions in Irish-American History.
"Still 'Black' and 'Proud'"--article published in The Irish in Us
Instructor of English
(both composition and literature) as a Boston College graduate student
and since 1998 at various California colleges, including Chabot College
(Hayward), Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill), Ohlone College (Fremont),
and San Jose State University; Instructor of American Studies at San
Jose State University from 1998-2000. Full-time instructor of English
at Las Positas College since January 2003.
to Contact Me (2015-2016)