Associate Professor, Torrey Honors College
2014 Outstanding Dedicated Service, Western Regional Council on Black American Affairs
2004—2005 English Department Fellowship, University of Southern California
2004 Louis Owens Minority Travel Grant, Western Literature Association
1998—2003 Teaching Fellowship, University of Southern California
1996—1998 Academic Advancement Program Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles
1995—1997 University of California Regents Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles
A Cultural History of Democracy, Volume V: The Age of Empire, 1800-1920, University of Cambridge for Bloomsbury Press, contributing essayist. (Forthcoming)
“Uncle Tom’s Cabin Showdown: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Southern Expansionism in Django Unchained,” essay in Race and Gender in the Weird Western, an anthology. (Forthcoming)
Blackness as Emblematic Technology: The Science of Race and Art in the Western Tradition in a collection of essays produced from the Biola Faculty Integration Seminar, “Technology and Christian Faithfulness.” (Forthcoming)
“The Counterintuitive Liberator” Biola University Advent Project, January 2014.
“Slave Revolt and National Expansionism: Texas Annexation and the Evolving Persona of Nat Turner” Paper presented at the Conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Albuquerque, NM, March 2018. (Forthcoming).
“One in Ten Thousand: Django Unchained, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Black Exceptionality and the Weird Western” Paper presented at the Conference of the American Literature Association, Minneapolis, MN, October 2017.
“Percival Everett and the Problem of Not: The Inconvenience of Race and Region in Erasure and I Am Not Sidney Poitier” Paper presented at the Conference of the American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2017.