Curriculum Vitae

 

Lisa K. Perdigao

 

Honors College

Florida Institute of Technology

150 W. University Blvd.

Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

email: lperdiga@fit.edu

phone: 321-674-8370

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Northeastern University, English, 2004

M.A., Boston College, English, 1999

B.A., magna cum laude, Boston College, English and Philosophy, 1997

HONORS AND AWARDS

Andrew W. Revay Jr. Award for Excellence in Service, Florida Institute of Technology, 2018-2019

 

Charles E. Helmstetter Award for Excellence in Research, Florida Institute of Technology, 2013-2014

 

East-West Center Asian Studies Development Program Grant, Summer Institute “Infusing South Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum,” 2010

 

Kerry Bruce Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching, Florida Institute of Technology, 2007-2008

 

Alpha Phi Award for Faculty of the Year, Florida Institute of Technology, 2008

 

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Excellence in Teaching Award, Florida Institute of Technology, 2005

 

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Grant, Florida Institute of Technology, 2005

 

Northeast Modern Language Association Graduate Student Caucus Prize: “Dismembered Muse: Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Golden Bough,’ The Cure at Troy, and ‘Mycenae Lookout,’” 2004

 

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2004

 

Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam, passed with distinction, 2002

 

Graduate Student Essay Prize: “Dismembered Muse: Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Golden Bough,’ The Cure at Troy, and ‘Mycenae Lookout,’” 2000

 

Teaching Fellowship, Boston College, 1998-1999

 

Alpha Sigma Nu National Honor Society, Boston College, 1996-1997

 

Golden Key National Honor Society, Boston College, 1994-1997

 

Honors Program, Boston College, 1993-1997

POSITIONS HELD

Assistant Vice President, Honors College, Florida Institute of Technology, 2019-present

 

Assistant Provost, Honors College, Florida Institute of Technology, February 2019-August 2019

 

Humanities Program Chair, Florida Institute of Technology, 2015-2019

 

Professor of English, Florida Institute of Technology, 2015-present

 

Associate Professor of English, Florida Institute of Technology, 2009-2015

 

Assistant Professor of English, Florida Institute of Technology, 2004-2009

 

Graduate Faculty Scholar, University of Central Florida, 2011-present

 

Graduate Faculty, Florida Institute of Technology, 2005-present

 

Lecturer, Merrimack College, 2003, 2004

 

Lecturer, Northeastern University, 2000-2004

 

Teaching Assistant, Northeastern University, 1999-2000

 

Teaching Fellow, Boston College, 1998-1999

COURSES TAUGHT

Honors Seminar: Engineering the Body

Humanities Junior Seminar: The Dangers of Science and Technology

British and American Literature I

British and American Literature II

Americans in Paris

Britain through the Looking Glass

African American Literature

Contemporary Literature

Death, Burial, and Entombment in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Major American Authors

American Novels II

Television and Popular Culture

The Worlds of Joss Whedon

The Whedonverse: From Buffy to The Avengers

The Films of Christopher Nolan

Narrative Film

Film Adaptations

Film and Television Adaptations

Fairy Tales

Young Adult Fiction

Postmodern Adolescent Literature

Children’s and Adolescent Literature

Adolescent Children’s Literature

Multicultural Children’s Literature

Civilization I

Civilization II

Globalization

Florida Culture

Constructing Culture

Senior Capstone Project and Independent Study: Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast and the 2015 Paris Terror Attacks

Senior Capstone Project and Independent Study: Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated

Senior Capstone Project and Independent Study: DC's The Flash and Rebirth

Senior Capstone Project and Independent Study: The Sun Gym Gang Case and Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain

Senior Capstone Project and Independent Study: Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

Senior Capstone Project and Independent Study: Fantasy Literature

Senior Capstone Project and Independent Study: John Irving and Postmodernism

Senior Capstone Project and Independent Study: The Literary Lenin

Independent Study: Literary Theory

Independent Study: Reading the Body

Independent Study: Latin American Literature

Independent Study: Adolescent Literature

Writing about Literature

Composition & Rhetoric

Technical Editing

College Writing I—Honors Program

College Writing II—Honors Program

College Writing I

College Writing II

Introduction to College Writing

First Year Writing Seminar

Writing for the Health Professions

Writing for the Professions in the Humanities

PUBLICATIONS      

 

Books

From Modernist Entombment to Postmodernist Exhumation: Dead Bodies in Twentieth-Century American Fiction. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2010.

 

Death in American Texts and Performances: Corpses, Ghosts, and the Reanimated Dead, ed. Lisa K. Perdigao and Mark Pizzato. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2010.

Articles and Essays

“‘Not everyone’s cut out for Hollywood’: ‘The Iron Ceiling’ in Marvel’s Agent Carter.” Women in STEM on Television: Critical Essays, ed. Ashley Lynn Carlson. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018. 102-119.

“#ITSALLCONNECTED: Assembling the Marvel Universe.” Assembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Essays on the Social, Cultural and Geopolitical Domains, ed. Julian C. Chambliss, William L. Svitavsky, and Daniel Fandino. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018. 52-63.

“‘I must become something else’: The Evolution of The CW’s Arrow.” Arrow and Superhero Television: Essays on Themes and Characters of the Series. Ed. James F. Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. 11-26.

“A Home at the End of the World: The Future of Domesticity in the Whedonverse.” At Home in the Whedonverse: Essays on Domestic Place, Space and Life. Ed. Juliette Kitchens. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. 182-197.

“The Lazarus Phenomenon: Resurrecting the Green Arrow.” Studies in Popular Culture 39.1 (2016): 81-99.

“Elusive Particles.” Boston Review 25 May 2016. https://bostonreview.net/poetry/lisa-perdigao-rae-armantrout-itself  

“‘In Extremis’: Unnatural Selection in Lifetime’s Speculative Fictions.” The Lifetime Network: Essays on “Television for Women” in the 21st Century, ed. Emily Witsell and Emily L. Newman. McFarland. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016.

“Becoming the Stories: Indefinite Play in Big Fish.” Tim Burton: Essays on the Films, ed. Johnson Cheu. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016. 86-101.

 

“‘The dream has become their reality’: Infinite Regression in Christopher Nolan’s Memento and Inception.” The Cinema of Christopher Nolan: Imagining the Impossible, ed. Jacqueline Furby and Stuart Joy. NY: Columbia University Press, 2015. 120-131.

 “The Intertextual Whedon.” Review of Reading Joss Whedon. Studies in Popular Culture 37.2 (2015): 162-165.

“Gray Matter: The Malleability of Intelligence in Fringe.” Genius on Television: Essays on Small Screen Depictions of Big Minds, ed. Ashley Lynn Carlson. Jefferson. NC: McFarland, 2015. 59-79.
 

“Ghosts in the Machine: Fringe Bodies.” Supernatural Studies 2.1 (2015): 62-74.
 

“At the ‘corner of no and where’: River’s Unmappable Body in the Firefly/Serenityverse.” Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon’s Classic Series, ed. Michael Goodrum and Philip Smith. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 53-67.
 

“‘Swan Song’: The Art of Letting Go in Glee.” Glee’s “New Directions” for Social Change, ed. Brian Johnson and Daniel Faill. Sense Publishers. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2015. 195-205.


“Angela Hunt’s Uncanny Florida.” Women of Florida Fiction: Essays on 12 Sunshine State Writers, ed. Tammy Powley and April Van Camp. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 133-144.

 

“Microreview: Martha Silano, Reckless Lovely.” Boston Review 27 Feb. 2015. https://bostonreview.net/poetry/lisa-perdigao-microreview-martha-silano-reckless-lovely


“‘Transform, and twist, and change’: Deconstructing Coraline.” The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature: Essays on Stories from Grimm to Gaiman, ed. Tanya Pell and Joe Abbruscato. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 102-122.


“Advanced Introduction to Liminality: Community on the Fringe.” A Sense of Community: Essays on the Television Series and Its Fandom, ed. Ann-Gee Lee. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 167-179.


“‘coming undone’: Entering Jorie Graham’s Poststructuralist Poetics.” South Atlantic Review 77.1-2 (2012): 34-57.


“‘It Aint Balanced Right’: Repositioning the Body in and of As I Lay Dying.” Approaches to Teaching Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, ed. Patrick O’Donnell and Lynda Zwinger. NY: MLA, 2011. 123-135.


“‘There’s really nothing left to explore’: Imagineering, Innoventions, and Figments in Florida Studies.” Simulation in Media and Culture: Believing the Hype, ed. Robin DeRosa.  Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2011. 209-217.


“‘I hear it’s best to play along’: The Poststructuralist Turn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 8.4 [32] (2011).


“‘Everything now is measured by after’: A Postmortem for the Twenty-First Century.” Death in American Texts and Performances: Corpses, Ghosts, and the Reanimated Dead, ed. Lisa K. Perdigao and Mark Pizzato. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2010. 199-209.


“‘This one’s broken’: Rebuilding Whedonbots and Reprogramming the Whedonverse.” Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 8.2-3 [30 & 31] (2010).

“Re-membering Beloved.”  The Fiction and Prose of Toni Morrison: Teaching Race, Culture, and Identity, ed. Jami Carlacio. Urbana: NCTE, 2007. 117-124.


“‘the words I’d found’: The Politics and Poetics of Recovery in Adrienne Rich’s Poetry.” “Catch if you can your country’s moment”: Recovery and Regeneration in the Poetry of Adrienne Rich, ed. William Waddell. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 141-157.

“‘I got over’: Memory, Mourning, and Aesthetics in Erna Brodber’s Louisiana.” Come Weep With Me: Loss and Mourning in the in the Writings of Caribbean Women Writers, ed. Joyce C. Harte. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 74-91.
 

‘Something He Could Keep’: The Politics of Change in Postmodern Adolescent Literature.” To See the Wizard: Politics and the Literature of Childhood, ed. Laurie Ousley. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 109-127.    


Review of Anissa Janine Wardi’s Death and the Arc of Mourning in African American LiteratureStudies in American Fiction 32.2 (2004).


Analytical essays on Toni Cade Bambara’s Those Bones Are Not My Child, Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction 14. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001. 385-396; Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr.Ripley, Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction 15. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001. 393-406.  
 

Review of Shelley Stamp’s Movie Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture After the Nickelodeon. Politics and Culture 3 (2000).

LECTURES AND PAPERS PRESENTED

“‘This Was Something Different’: A New Caped Crusader in Batwoman: Elegy,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, April 2018.

 

“‘The Second Coming’: The Afterlife of Heroes,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh 2018.

“‘Memory of Tomorrow’: Syfy’s 12 Monkeys and the Future of Television,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2017.

“‘Maybe it’s enough that the world thinks I’m a hero’: Engendering New Perspectives in Netflix’s Jessica Jones,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, Savannah, October 2017.

 

“‘We’re not exactly a team’: Marvel and DC’s Civil Wars on the Small Screen,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, March 2017.

“‘I’m not what you are and not what you intended’: Perverse Instantiation in The 100 and Avengers: Age of Ultron,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Jacksonville, November 2016.

 “‘Sometimes the world needs a team’: From Singularity to Universality in The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, Nashville, October 2016.

“A Home at the End of the World: The Future of Domesticity in the MCU,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Hartford, March 2016.

Daredevil's Experiment in Form,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Hartford, March 2016.

“Time Transfixed: Janet McLean’s Lines of Vision and the Permanent Collection,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Raleigh, November 2015.


“The Lazarus Effect: Reanimating Arrow,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, Wilmington, October 2015. 


“‘Within that boundary now’: Seamus Heaney’s Legacy of In-Betweenness,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Toronto, April-May 2015.


“#ITSALLCONNECTED: Assembling the Whedonverse,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, New Orleans, October 2014. 


“The Obsolescence of Adolescence: The Palimpsest of Teen Drama,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Harrisburg, April 2014.


“From the Road to a ‘Garden of Forking Paths’: The Teleology of Post-Apocalyptic Narratives,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2013.


“Ghosts in the Machine: Fringe Bodies,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, Savannah, October 2013. 


“‘A long last sigh of release’: The Poetics of Letting Go,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, March 2013.


“Grimm Grimoires: Disenchanting Fairy Tales in Contemporary Television,” South Atlantic  Modern Language Association, Research Triangle, November 2012.


“‘What kind of monster is this?’: The Revision of Fairy Tales in Once Upon a Time and Grimm,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, March 2012.


“‘The Monster Mash-Up’: The Zombification of Music and Literature,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Rochester, March 2012.


“‘Leaving no trail but self’: The Contemporary Self-Elegy,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2011.


“A ‘profound and mythic something’: Campbell McGrath’s Unmappable Florida,” Florida College English Association, Melbourne, FL, October 2011.
 

“‘The stories change as they progress?’: Time Compression in Michael Cunningham’s The Hours and Specimen Days,” American Literature Association, Boston, May 2011.


“‘They call me Ryter now’: Reclaiming the Space between Childhood and Adulthood,” Northeast Modern Language Association, New Brunswick, April 2011.


“‘Somebody killed something’: From Zombification to Vampirism and Back through the Looking Glass,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2010.


“‘Is that who I am?’: The Making of a GirlMonster,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2010.


“‘This one’s broken’: Rebuilding Really Real Bots in the Whedonverse,” The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, St. Augustine, June 2010.


“‘She’s Research!’: Examining the ‘Wound of Age,’” Northeast Modern Language Association, Montreal, April 2010.
 

“‘Of Carnage and Woo’: Campbell McGrath’s Pop-Culture Lexicon,” American Literature Association, Boston, May 2009.


“‘By the cold reflections of the dead’: A Remembrance of Poets Passed,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, February-March 2009.


“‘Twisted into nonsense’?: Returning Through the Looking Glass,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, April 2008.


“A Postmodernist Collage: Approaching Twentieth-Century Literature and Theory,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2007.


“The Transfiguring Tongue: Metaphor, Metonymy, and Mourning in Derek Walcott’s Poetry,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, March 2007.


“Becoming and the Ivory Tower: Transitioning within Academe,” Women’s Caucus Panel, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Charlotte, November 2006.
 

“‘I’m All for Spurty Knowledge’: Buffy and Academics,” The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, Barnesville, May 2006.
 

“‘I got over’: Memory, Mourning, and Aesthetics in Erna Brodber’s Louisiana,” Women’s Caucus Panel, Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, March 2006.
 

“‘What’s left behind’: Jorie Graham’s Recovery of the Dead,” Modern Language Association, Washington, DC, December 2005.


“‘To touch solid evidence’: The Literary Archaeology of Octavia Butler’s Kindred,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2005.


“Metonymy: Opening the (Textual) World,” Florida College English Association, Daytona, November 2005.


“‘What can I say?  I need closure’: Angel’s Narratological Crisis,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, Jacksonville, October 2005.
 

“‘Into her separate parts’: Beloved’s Embodied Languages,” Toni Morrison and Sites of Memory, Cincinnati, July 2005.
 

“‘Not with statues’ rhetoric’: Robert Hayden’s Historically Grounded Bodies,” American Literature Association, Boston, May 2005.
 

“‘the words I’d found’: The Politics and Poetics of Recovery in Adrienne Rich’s Poetry,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Cambridge, March-April 2005.
 

“‘seen from the angle of her death’:  Revisiting Zora Neale Hurston’s Burial Plot,” Humanities Lecture Series, Florida Institute of Technology, January 2005.
 

“‘out of the dead land’: Resuscitating Modern Poetry,” seminar participant, Modernist Studies Association Convention, Vancouver, October 2004.  

“Bringing Buffy Back: Reanimating the Body in/of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” The Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nashville, May 2004.
 

“‘Bone by Bone’: Alice Walker’s Exhumation of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Temples for Tomorrow: The Harlem Renaissance—New Readings and Contexts, Rhode Island College, May 2004.
 

“‘coming undone’: Entering Jorie Graham’s Poststructuralist Poetics,” Women’s Caucus Panel, Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, March 2004.
    

“Dismembered Muse: Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Golden Bough,’ The Cure at Troy, and ‘Mycenae Lookout,’” Northeast Modern Language Association, Cambridge, March 2003.
    

“Severed Reds and Hoods of Bone: The Late Poetry of Sylvia Plath,” The Sylvia Plath 70th Year Literary Symposium, Indiana University, November 2002.
 

“‘Bone by Bone’: Alice Walker’s Exhumation of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Barrs Lecture Series, Northeastern University, November 2001.
 

“Embracing the Body: Reconstructing Malory’s Guinevere,” 21st Medieval Forum, Plymouth State College, April 2000.
 

“Dismembered Muse: Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Golden Bough,’ The Cure at Troy, and ‘Mycenae Lookout,’” Barrs Lecture Series, Northeastern University, June 2000.
 

“Playing God in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Parker’s Back’ and ‘Revelation,’ Barrs Lecture Series, Northeastern University, November 1999.

CONFERENCE PANELS ORGANIZED

Organizer and Chair, “From Smallville to Metropolis: Navigating Space and Place in Comics and Their Adaptations,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, April 2018.

 

Organizer and Chair, “Reboots and Revivals: The Return of Television,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, April 2018.

 

Organizer, “Trans Media: The Fixity and Fluidity of Gender in Contemporary Media,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, April 2018.

 

Organizer and Chair, “The Art of Netflix,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2017.

 

Chair, “Female Superheroes,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, Savannah, October 2017.

 

Organizer and Chair, “Marvel vs. DC: Civil War?,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, March 2017.

Organizer and Chair, “Devolving: Engineering Dystopia,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Jacksonville, November 2016.

Organizer and Chair, "Regenerating Comics in the 21st Century," Northeast Modern Language Association, Hartford, March 2016.

 

Organizer and Chair, “‘Adapt to Survive’: Superheroes in the Twenty-First Century,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, Wilmington, October 2015.


Organizer and Chair, “The Future in/of Television,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Toronto, April-May 2015.


Organizer and Chair, “Engineering the Body in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Harrisburg, April 2014.


Chair, “Gazing at the Body,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, Savannah, October 2013.
 

Organizer and Chair, “Grimm Revisions: Disenchanting Fairy Tales,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, March 2013.
 

Organizer and Chair, “Not Quite Six Feet Under: How Not to Perform a Funeral in American Texts,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Rochester, March 2012.


Organizer and Chair, “Corporeality and Spectrality in Contemporary Poetry,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2011.
 

Organizer and Chair, “In the Wake of 9/11: American Texts in the Twenty-First Century,” Northeast Modern Language Association, New Brunswick, April 2011.
 

Organizer, “In the Wake of 9/11: American Texts in the Twenty-First Century II,” Northeast Modern Language Association, New Brunswick, April 2011.
 

Organizer and Chair, “Whedonbots,” The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, St. Augustine, June 2010.
 

Organizer and Chair, “In-betweenness in Adolescent Literature,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Montreal, April 2010.
 

Chair, “Uncomfortable Furniture,” American Literature Association, Boston, May 2009.
 

Organizer and Chair, “The ‘Breaking of Style’ in Postmodern American Poetry,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, February-March 2009.
 

Organizer and Chair, “Narratives of Passing in Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, February-March 2009.
 

Organizer and Chair, “Remembrance and Dismemberment: Modernist and Postmodernist Revisions,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, April 2008.
 

Organizer and Chair, “Contemporary Slave Narratives,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2007.
 

Organizer and Chair, “The Sense of an Ending in Contemporary Television,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, March 2007.

 

Organizer and Chair, “Transitioning into the Ivory Tower: Women and Academe,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Charlotte, November 2006.
 

Organizer and Chair, “Signifying Loss in Contemporary African American Literature,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, March 2006.
 

Chair, “Fantasy, Reality, and the Authentics of Television,” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, Jacksonville, October 2005.
 

Organizer, “Words in the Mourning Time: Loss, Language, and the Body of the Dead in Twentieth-Century American Poetry,” American Literature Association, Boston, May 2005.
 

Chair, “‘Still Receive Their Finer Influence’: The Romantic Sensibility in Modern and Postmodern Lyric Poetry,” American Literature Association, Boston, May 2005.
 

Organizer and Chair, “Representing Death in Twentieth-Century American Literature,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Cambridge, March-April 2005.

 

Organizer and Chair, “Reevaluating Modern Identity,” Modernist Studies Association Convention, Vancouver, October 2004.
 

Chair, “Feminism and Gender,” The Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nashville, May 2004.
 

Chair, “Politics of African-American Narration,” U.S. Cultural Studies Conference, Northeastern University, May 2004.
 

Organizer and Chair, “‘I just followed the bodies’: Corporeality and Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, March 2004.  


Organizer, “‘I just followed the bodies’: Corporeality and Buffy the Vampire Slayer II,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, March 2004.  

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Florida Institute of Technology

Member, Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, Florida Institute of Technology, 2019-present

 

Chair, University Committee on Faculty Promotion, Florida Institute of Technology, 2018

 

Member, University Committee on Faculty Promotion, Florida Institute of Technology, 2015-2018

 

Member, Promotions Committee, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, 2009-2011; 2015-2019


Member, Promotions Committee, Department of Humanities and Communication, Florida Institute of Technology, 2009-2013


Member, Promotion Guidelines Subcommittee, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, 2015-2016; 2018-2019


Senator, Florida Institute of Technology Faculty Senate, 2008-2019

Chair, Faculty Development Committee, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, 2017-2019

Member, Academic Council, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, 2015-2019

Member, Faculty Development Committee, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, 2014-2019

 

Advisor, Literature Minor, School of Arts and Communication, Florida Institute of Technology, 2015-2019


Member, Humanities Assessment Committee, School of Arts and Communication, Florida Institute of Technology, 2010-2019


Member, Textbook Committee, School of Arts and Communication, Florida Institute of Technology, 2005, 2008, 2014, 2016


Member, Search Committee, Florida Institute of Technology, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015


Member, Asian Studies Team, Florida Institute of Technology, 2015-present


Advisor, Florida Tech Video Production (FITV), Florida Institute of Technology, 2012-2019


Advisor, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Florida Institute of Technology, 2011-2016


Advisor, Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike), Florida Institute of Technology, 2007-2016


Advisor, Cycling Club, Florida Institute of Technology, 2011-2015


Member, Kaleidoscope Advisory Committee, Florida Institute of Technology, 2008-2009

Regional, National, and International Organizations

Member-at-Large, Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South, 2017-2019

 

Cultural Studies and Media Studies Area Director, Northeast Modern Language Association, 2015-2018


Special Programs Coordinator, Northeast Modern Language Association, 2012-2013


Caucus Liaison to the Northeast Modern Language Association Board, 2010-2011


Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, Northeast Modern Language Association, 2009-2011


Member, Northeast Modern Language Association Book Award Committee, 2007-2009


Women’s Caucus Representative to the Northeast Modern Language Association Board, 2006-2009


Chair, South Atlantic Modern Language Association Book Award Committee, 2011-2012


Member, South Atlantic Modern Language Association Book Award Committee, 2007-2012


African American Literature Chair, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2007


Women’s Caucus Chair, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2006


Modern Language Association Delegate, 2008


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