Research

Book:

The World Literature of Atrocity: Testimonial Genres in Holocaust Studies, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law (forthcoming)

 Articles:

“Anne Frank Abroad: The Emergence of World Atrocity Literature,” in World Literature Today (May 2013 issue)

“The Space of Salsa: Theory and Implications of a Global Dance Phenomenon.” In From Conflict to Recognition: Moving Multiculturalism Forward. Ed. Michael Kearney. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012.

“Looking At Ourselves: An Introduction.” Looking at Ourselves: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging. Ed. Katherine Wilson. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010.

Review:  

“The Civil Side of Genocide.” A review for the Toronto Review of Books on Christopher Powell’s, Barbaric Civilization: A Critical Sociology of Genocide, McGill-Queens University Press, 2011.

Editing:

Looking at Ourselves: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010.

Chaired Panels:

“The Future of Close Reading”: A Special Session accepted for inclusion in the Presidential Theme-“Vulnerable Times.” Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 2014. (Accepted)

“An Instrument of Ethics: (Re)Inventing Close Reading for the 21st Century.” National Council of Teachers of English, Boston. November 2013. (Accepted)

 “World Literature and Atrocity.” American Comparative Literature Association, Brown U. March 2012.

Selected Conference Papers:

“Genocide, Genre, and the Generic Testimony.” American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard, 2016                (Accepted)

“Testimonial Triage: The Genre of International Criminal Law.”American Comparative Literature Association, 2014.

“Genres of Atrocity Testimony.” NMLA, 2014.

“The Ethics of Impurity: Close Reading Atrocity Testimonies.” Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 2014.

 “The Violence of Genre: Close Reading Atrocity Testimonies.” National Council of Teachers of English, Boston. November 2013.

“Generic Testimonies in Human Rights Discourse.” The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, U of Dayton, October 2013.

 “Do Testimonies Prevent Genocide?” American Comparative Literature Association, Toronto. April, 2013.

“Genre and the Literature of Genocide.” 3rd Global Genocide Conference by the International Network of Genocide Scholars, San Francisco State U. June, 2012.

 “Anne Frank Abroad: The Emergence of the World Literature of Atrocity.” American Comparative Literature Association, Brown U. March 2012.

“World Literature and Atrocity.” Panel Chair, American Comparative Literature Association, Brown U. March 2012.

“The Genre of Human Rights.” International Conference on Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences, Central Michigan U. November, 2011.

“The Literature of Atrocity as World Literature.” American Comparative Literature Association, Vancouver. March, 2011.

“Production and Contestation: A Multigenerational Critique of Traumatic Memory in Cambodia’s Post-Genocide Literary Traditions.” American Comparative Literature Association, New Orleans. April, 2010.

“A Space for Salsa: Theory and Implications of a Global Dance Phenomenon.” Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging Conference, Oxford U, England. September, 2009.

 “A Place to Call Homeland: Desiring Recognition in Exile Narrative.” American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard U. March, 2009.

 “A Place to Call Homeland: Desiring Recognition in Exile Narrative.”  Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, UWM. February, 2009.

Independent Research:

Conducted research in genocide and human rights at the following locations:  Documentation Center of Cambodia, UN Khmer Rouge Tribunal at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (Cambodia); Documentation Center for the Timor-Leste Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (East Timor); Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum (Poland); War Remnants Museum (Vietnam)

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