Bachelor's Degree(s): Notre Dame
Master's Degree: Brown
Phone: (225) 578-5994
Area of Interest
Rhetorical and Critical Theory, Gender Studies, Nonfiction Film and Prose.
Awards & Honors
Board of Regents ATLAS Grant. $47,175. “Documenting Reality: Memory, Heritage, and
the Public Life of Communities.” 7/06-7/07.
LSU Faculty Research Grant. $ 40,000. “Katrina: After the Aftermath.” With Carolyn
Ware, et al. 7/06-7/07.
Language, History, Style: Leo Spitzer and the Critical Tradition (1988); Ragged Dicks
and Jobs Manly: The Rhetoric of Masculinity and the Myth of the Self-Made Man (2001).
"Articulating the Values of Labor and Laboring: Civic Rhetoric and Heritage Tourism."
In New Rhetorics of Working-Class Consciousness . Ed. William DeGenaro. UPitt Press.
“Uneasy Pieces.” 45 min. Working Class Studies Association. Minneapolis/St. Paul,
"Steel Voices: From Mills to Malls and Movies." 23 min. The McDonough Art Museum.
Youngstown, OH, May, 2005.
"Steel Voices: From Mills to Malls and Movies." Pilot. Professional Education and
Conference Center, Canton, OH, Nov. 2004.
“Steel Voices: From Mills to Malls and Movies.” Pilot. PCA/ACA Conference. San Antonio,
TX, April 2004."
"Steel Voices: From Mills to Malls and Movies." Pilot. The McDonough Art Museum. Youngstown,
OH, May, 2003.