I am an assistant professor at the University of Montevallo. My primary research and teaching interests lie in nineteenth century American popular culture and graphic narratives. My book project, entitled "The Pleasures of Conspiracy" examines how conspiracy theory became intertwined with the American entertainment industry in the late nineteenth century. I am also at work on a series of articles on 19th century graphic narratives.
My course offerings have included classes such as "Mark Twain," "Hoaxes, Hucksters, and Artful Deceptions in American Literature and Culture," and "Graphic Narratives: 1800-Present"