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Laura Rigal


Department of English, 308 English Philosophy Building

Phone 319-335-0454 FAX 319-335-2535


Department of American Studies, 201 Jefferson Building

Phone319-335-0320 FAX 319-335-0314


University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

E-mail : laura-rigal@uiowa.edu






EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL HISTORY



EDUCATION


Ph.D. 1989, Department of English, Stanford University
B.A. 1982, Oberlin College. majors: English; Greek Language and Literature

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Associate Professor, 9/97 - present, The University of Iowa,

Departments of English and American Studies


Assistant Professor, 9/91 - 9/97, University of Chicago, Department of English
TEACHING AND RESEARCH AREAS 18th and 19th-Century U.S. Literature and Culture; Visual Culture Studies; Cultures of U.S. Imperialism; Science and Technology Studies; Public History; American Indian Studies

SCHOLARSHIP




Invited Essay in a Collection “Benjamin Franklin, The Science of Flow, and the Legacy of the Enlightenment,” A Blackwell Companion to Benjamin Franklin, ed. David Waldstreicher, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers (Spring 2011), 308-334.
Essay in a collection “Pulled by the Line: Speed and Photography in Moby DickNew Essays on Melville and Aesthetics, eds. Samuel Otter and Geoffrey Sanborn, Palgrave-MacMillan (Spring 2011), 103-116.
Invited Review Essay,Beyond ‘The Trouble with Wilderness’” The American Quarterly, Journal of the American Studies Association (Winter 2010), 989-1001.
Book Review Remembering Kensington and Fishtown: Philadelphia’s Riverward Neighborhoods by KENNETH W. MILANO (Charleston, SC: The History Press 2008); The History of Penn Treaty Park by KENNETH W. MILANO (Charleston, SC: The History Press 2009); The History of the Kensington Soup Society by KENNETH W. MILANO (Charleston, SC: The History Press 2009). Review published The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 134 (January 2010): 97-100.
Journal Article “Watershed Days on the Treaty Line, 1836-1839” The Iowa Review, special issue on the Iowa River and the flood of 2008 (Fall 2009) 9:2 202-223.
Journal Article Invited article for Special Issue on “Politics.”

“Black Work at the Polling Place: The Color Line in The County Election,” Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life Volume 9, Number 1 (October 2008).


Review Essay, “The Comedy of Colonial Contact,” Wapsipinicon Almanac 15 (December 2008), 124-130.
Journal Article “The Chickasaw County Massacre,” Wapsipinicon Almanac 14

(December 2007), 116-123.


Journal Article (invited issue commentary), “In the Eye of the Pyramid: Geographic Enterprise from John Smith to America Incorporated,” American Literary History (Winter 2003), 793-808.
Book Review, “Local Haunts,” review of Judith Richardson. Possessions, The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson Valley. Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press, 2003. Commonplace: the Journal of Early American Life (Winter 2003).
Essay in a collection, “Imperial Attractions: Franklin’s New Experiments of 1751” in Memory Bytes: Historical Perspectives on American Digital Culture, eds. Lauren Rabinovitz, Abraham Geil, (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2003), 23-46.
Journal Article, “Electric Books of 1747: Franklin’s Luminous Gilt,” Commonplace: the Journal of Early American Life (December 2000).
Journal Article, "Framing the Fabric: A Luddite Reading of William Penn's Treaty with the Indians of Pennsylvania, American Literary History Special Issue: History in the Making, Summer 2000
Journal Article, (invited essay) “Whose Affirmative Culture?” response to Joel Pfister, “Complicity Critiques,” American Literary History Special Issue: History in the Making, Summer 2000.
Book Review of David Brigham, Public Culture in the Early Republic: Peale's Museum and Its Audience. William and Mary Quarterly, Spring 1999.
Book: The American Manufactory: Art, Labor, and the World of Things in the Early Republic (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, October 1998).
Journal Article: "Empire of Birds, Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology, 1807-1814," The Huntington Quarterly 59, Special Issue on Science and Art, Spring 1998.
Journal Article: "Raising the Roof: the Grand Federal Procession of 1788 as Republican Festival." Theatre Journal 48, Fall 1996.
Essay in a collection: "Peale's Mammoth," in American Iconology: New Approaches to Nineteenth Century Art and Literature, ed. David Miller (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995).
Book review of Larzer Ziff, Writing in the New Nation. Modern Philology, Fall 1993.
Book review of Jeffrey A. Smith, Franklin and Bache: Envisioning the Enlightened Republic. William and Mary Quarterly, July 1991.
WORKS IN PROGRESS

Book Manuscripts
__Overlooking Ralston Creek: Science and Society in a Fluid Landscape
__Rivers of Light: American Hydrodynamics and the Empire of Enlightenment

HONORS, AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS



2010 University of Iowa Faculty Support Award, Summer 2010


2009 University of Iowa Career Development Award, Fall 2009.
2007-2008 John Gerber Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of English, University of Iowa,
2005 University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award
2004 YAH, Year of the Arts and Humanities Award $3000.00 The Office of the President, University of Iowa. for The Arts In America: History, Politics, Practice (lectures; performance; new media installation)
2001-3 University of Iowa Faculty Scholar Award, 9/2001-9/2004 (awarded 11/2000)
2000 Obermann Center For Advanced Studies Summer Seminar: The Useable Past: Historical Perspectives on Digital Culture (5/2000)
Chicago Humanities Institute Faculty Working Group, "Nation and Gender in Visual Culture: The Emergence of Modernity," University of Chicago, 1993-4.
Individual Research Fellowship, Chicago Humanities Institute, University of Chicago, Spring 1993.
University of Chicago Summer Research Fellowship, 1992.
Alden Dissertation Prize of 1990 for the most distinguished dissertation in the Department of English, Stanford University.
Stanford Humanities Center Dissertation Prize Fellowship, 1988-89.
CBS Bicentennial Narrators Scholarship, 1987-88.



INVITED LECTURES &

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


Colloquium Paper “Overlooking Ralston Creek: Science and Society in a Fluid Landscape,” Department of English Faculty Colloquium, February 2012.
Invited Speaker “Fishing as an Industrial Art, Thomas Eakins in New Jersey,” American Studies Department Floating Friday Series, The University of Iowa, January, 2011.
Invited Speaker “The Art of American Aquaculture,” “Grid and Flow: Mapping and Reimagining Urban Ecologies Through the Arts and Humanities,” Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011.
Conference Paper ”The Art of American Aquaculture: Thomas Eakins In New Jersey,” panel Fantasy Reparation, and Ideology in the Environmental imagination,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 2011.
Organizer and Discussion Leader, Public History Event, The State Historical Society of Iowa, “Telling Your Own Story” & “Ralston Creek Reminiscences,” with Iowa City book author Bob Bream, March 22, 2011, 12-2, State Historical Society of Iowa - Iowa City.
Invited Panel Commentator, Causes and Consequences: Global Perspectives on Gender and the History of Slavery, October 13-15, 2010.
Conference Paper “Fear of the Water: Hydropower and Bio-power in the Newtonian Public Sphere,” Green Politics, 2nd Annual European Studies Conference,” Dec. 3-4, 2010.
Invited Speaker, “The Meskwaki of Johnson County, 1836-1839” “The Meskwaki in the Iowa River Valley: a Symposium,” March 31, 2010, 1-5pm. Meskwaki Casino Veterans Convention Center, Tama Iowa (Meskwaki Setttlement). Organized by the Iowa State Historical Society and the Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development, March 31, 2010.
Invited Speaker, “The Meskwaki, The American Fur Company, and the Founding of Iowa City,” History Lecture Series, SHSI Centennial Building, Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City, Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Invited Lecture, “Electric Sangha: Electricity and Enlightenment in Franklin’s Book,” Reading the Book of Nature, 5th Annual Conference on Religion, Literature, and the Arts, University of Iowa, April 4, April 3, 2009
Panel Chair, “Figuring Nature in Art and Literature: Cultural Approaches,” Reading the Book of Nature, 5th Annual Conference on Religion, Literature, and the Arts, University of Iowa, April 4, 2009.
Invited Course Lecture, “Visual Sources for 19th Century Social History,” Graduate Seminar in 19th Century American Social History, 016:265:001 (Leslie Schwalm), The University of Iowa, March 3, 2009.
Invited Speaker, “Cultures in Contact on the 19th Century Iowa River,” Trinity Episcopal Church, Speaker Series on the Iowa River, February 1, 2009.
Conference paper, “Writing the Environmental History of the Iowa River,” panel, “Writing the Iowa River,” Writing Science at the Writing University, The University of Iowa, October 10, 2008.
Invited Reading, “The Chickasaw County Massacre,” Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, Iowa, January 25, 2008.
Panel Chair and Commentator: “Imagined Empires” 13th Annual Society of Early American Studies/Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, June 9, 2007
Moderator for Maria Damon, “Textual Abjection, the Place of Bad Poetry in American Studies,” Poetries Symposium, University of Iowa, April 5, 2007
Invited Lecture, “Hijacked Language,” UMI Teach-in on the Second Iraq War, November 11, The University of Iowa, 2005.
Seminar Paper, “Moby Dick and the Politics of Terror,” POROI Rhetoric Seminar, The University of Iowa, Sept 23, 2005
Chair, Conference Roundtable, Arts in American Studies Scholarship Symposium, February 25-6, 2005
Invited Presentation, “Mining Empire’s Strata: Mark Tansey’s Constructing the Grand Canyon,” American Tableaux Exhibit, University of Iowa Art Museum, March 26, 2004
Panel Chair, “Grave Matters, Digging for History in Nineteenth Century America,” Annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Memphis, TN, April 5, 2003
Conference Paper, “A Little Power: The Early National Tourist at the City Pump,” Midwest American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Iowa City, IA, April 15, 2003
Panel Commentator, "Vision, Visuality, and Commerce in Nineteenth Century America, 1800-1850" (Sponsored by the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus) American Studies Associations, Houston, Texas, on November 14-17, 2002.
English Department Faculty Colloquium, Feb. 15, 2002, “Sunshine Law: Representing the Ballot in Bingham’s The County Election”
Invited Lecture, “Imperial Attractions: Franklin’s New Experiments of 1751,” English Department, the University of Pennsylvania, November 13, 2001.
Conference Paper, “Representing the Ballot,” in “The Technology of Democracy: Workshop on the Material History of the U.S. Ballot,” Annual meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) July 20, 2001, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Conference Paper, “Electric Books: Franklin’s New Experiments of 1751,” Obermann Center Symposium, “Fleeting Objects: Material Culture and Social Transformation,” April 6, 2001.
Invited Lecture, “American Electricity: Technology and Consensus in the Digital State, 1750/2000,” Boston University, Department of American Studies, March 15, 2001.
Panel Commentator, “What Stands between the Nation and the Novel? Races, Readerships, and Epidemic Pretexts; or, Arthur Mervyn at Two Hundred,” Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, Washington D.C. December 28, 2000.
Panel Commentator, “Early American Science: Boundaries, Bodies, and Exclusions,” Society of Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Conference, Buffalo, New York, July 21-23, 2000.
Symposium paper, “Frame and Fabric: A Luddite Reading of Penn's Treaty with the Indians of Pennsylvania." History in the Making, a symposium sponsored by American Literary History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 25-28, 1999.
Conference paper, "The Brothertown Letters," Cultural Crossroads of Religion and Literacy in Colonial America," Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 28, 1998


TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS 2011

Semester/Year

Advisees

COURSES TAUGHT





Undergrad


Grad


Course Number and Title

Students
Enrolled

















Fall 2011

8

Amer. Studies



13

Amer. Studies



008:229:001 Introduction to Contemporary Theory

Graduate Course (English Department)



15










045:201:001 Theory and Practice of American Studies graduate Course (American Studies)

9










045:550:001 Dissertation Writing Workshop (American Studies

7










008:595:083 PhD Thesis

2










045:320:03 Independent Study

2










045:600:031 PhD Thesis

8

Summer 2011

8

Amer. Studies



13

Amer. Studies



008:595:083 PhD Thesis

2










045:320:031 Independent Study












045:600:031 PhD Thesis



*Spring 2011

8

Amer. Studies



14

Amer. Studies



008:505:083 Advanced Studies in a Literary Period

1










008:595:083 PhD Thesis

2










045:320:031 Independent Study

5










045:600:03 PhD Thesis

6
















* In Spring 2011, I bought out 1 undergraduate course (English), and took a course release in Am Studies, in order to pursue research on my book project, Overlooking Ralston Creek: Science and Society in a Fluid Landscape. I will teach the 1-credit pro-seminar (the Graduate Dissertation Writing Workshop) through Fall 2012, in order to make up the 3-credit course release in American Studies.



STUDENTS SUPERVISED 2011

DEGREE OBJECTIVE

STUDENT NAME

YEAR

OUTCOME

ENGLISH










PhD

Daniel Boscaljon (Field Director)

3

Comprehensive Exam Spring 2011

PhD

Jennifer McGovern (Committee Member)

10

Prospectus Approved

Spring 2009



PhD

Christine Norquest (Committee Member)

4

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2011



PhD

Robert McLoone (Dissertation Co-director)

6

Prospectus Approved

Spring 2010



PhD

Matthew Lavin (Committee Member)

5

Prospectus Approved

Spring 2010



PhD

Craig Carey (Committee Member)

5

Comprehensive Exam Spring 2010

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2010


AMERICAN

STUDIES










PhD

Robert Albanese (Comps Chair; Dissertation Committee Member)

4

Comprehensive Exam Spring 2011; Prospectus Approved

Fall 2011



PhD

Jennifer Ambrose (Dissertation Director)

8

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2009



PhD


Kirstin Archer (Comprehensive Exam Committee Member)

4

Comprehensive Exam Fall 2011

PhD

Craig Eley (Committee Member)

8

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2011



PhD

Thomas Collins (Field Director, Comprehensive Exam)

5

Comprehensive Exam, Spring 2011

PhD


Mark Warburton (Dissertation Director)

8

Dissertation Defended Spring 2011

PhD

Ivana Takacova (Dissertation Director)

8

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2009



PhD

Bradley Parsons (Committee Member)

10

Prospectus Approved Spring 2010

PhD

Eric Johnson (Committee Member)

9

Prospectus Approved Spring 2009

PhD

David Barrett Gough (Committee Member)

5

Comprehensive Exam

Fall 2010; Dissertation Prospectus Approved Fall 2011



PhD

Mark Mattes (Committee Member)

6

Prospectus Approved Spring 2010

PhD

Steven Williams (Dissertation Director)

8

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2008



PhD

Charles Williams (Committee Member)

10

Dissertation Defended Fall 2010

PhD

Jonathan Hansen (Dissertation Director)

5

Comprehensive Exam

Spring 2010

Prospectus Approved Spring 2011


PhD

Larissa Werhnyak (Committee Member)

5

Comprehensive Exam

Spring 2010



PhD

Matt Thomas (Committee Member)

8

Prospectus Approved Spring 2011

PhD

Nathan Titman (Committee Member)

5

Comprehensive Exam

Spring 2010

Prospectus Approved Fall 2011


PhD

Nicholas Yanes (Committee Member)

3

Comprehensive Exam Fall 2011

PhD

Eloisa Valenzuela-Mendoza (Field Director, Comprehensive Exam)

3

Comprehensive Exam, Fall 2011













ART HISTORY










PhD

Emily Kerrigan (Committee Member)

5

Prospectus Approved Fall 2011

PhD

Doyle Buhler (Committee Member)

10

Dissertation Defended Spring 2011

COMMUNI-CATION STUDIES










PhD

Gina Giotta (Committee Member)

8

Dissertation Defended Fall

2011


PhD

Jonathan Crylen (Committee Member)

4

Comprehensive Exam Committee


TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS 2010

Semester/Yr

Advisees

COURSES TAUGHT





Undergrad


Grad


Course Number and Title

Students
Enrolled

















Fall 2010

9

Amer. Studies



14

Amer. Studies



008:105:SCA Lit and Culture of 19 Century America

22










045:258:001 Graduate Seminar, Technology and American Culture

12










008:505:083 Advanced Studies in a Literary Period

1










008:595:083 PhD Thesis

1










045:320:03 Independent Study

4










045:600:031 PhD Thesis

4

Summer 2010

9

Amer. Studies



12

Amer. Studies



008:595:083 PhD Thesis

1










045:320:031 Independent Study

1










045:600:031 PhD Thesis

2

Spring 2010

9

Amer. Studies



12

Amer. Studies



045:090:001 Seminar in American Cultural Studies: Eco-Criticism: The Culture of nature in the United States

24










008:505:083 Advanced Studies in a Literary Period

1










008:595:083 PhD Thesis

3










045:320:031 Independent Study

3










045:400:031 Masters Preparation

1










045:600:03 PhD Thesis

3

Winter 2009

9

Amer. Studies



12

Amer. Studies



048:175:001 Topics in Film and Literature:

008:175:001 Topics in Film and Literature:

“Reading The West”



17



STUDENTS SUPERVISED 2010

DEGREE OBJECTIVE

STUDENT NAME

YEAR

OUTCOME

ENGLISH










PhD

Adam Bradford (Committee Member)

6

Degree Awarded Summer 2010

PhD

Chad A. Hines (Dissertation Director)

5

Degree Awarded Summer 2010

PhD

Jennifer McGovern (Committee Member)

9

ABD, Degree Expected Summer 2011

PhD

Joshua Raulerson (Committee Member)

9

Degree Awarded

Spring 2010



PhD

Chad Wriglesworth (Dissertation Director)

5

Degree Awarded

Summer 2010



PhD

Willis McDonald (Committee Member)

6

Degree Awarded

Fall 2010



PhD

Robert McLoone (Dissertation Co-director)

5

Prospectus Approved

Spring 2010



PhD

Matthew Lavin (Committee Member)

4

Prospectus Approved

Spring 2010



PhD

Craig Carey (Committee Member: Special Interest Area)

4

Comprehensive Exam Spring 2010

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2010


PhD

Katherine Bishop (Committee Member)

4

Comprehensive Exam Spring 2010

PhD

Carolyn Hall (Committee Member)

6

Comprehensive Exam

Spring 2010



AM.

STUDIES










PhD

Sharon Lake (Dissertation Director)

8

Degree Awarded

Fall 2010



PhD

Mark Warburton (Dissertation Director)

7

Dissertation Defended Spring 2011

PhD

Ivana Takacova (Dissertation Director)

7

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2009



PhD

Bradley Parsons (Committee Member)

10

Prospectus Approved Spring 2010, withdrawn from program as of Summer 2011.

PhD

Eric Johnson (Committee Member)

9

Prospectus Approved Spring 2009

PhD

Jennifer Ambrose (Dissertation Director)

6

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2009



PhD

Mark Mattes (Committee Member)

5

Prospectus Approved Spring 2010

PhD

Steven Williams (Dissertation Director)

7

Prospectus Approved

Fall 2008



PhD

Charles Williams (Committee Member)

9

Prospectus Approved


PhD

Jonathan Hansen (Field List Director)

4

Comprehensive Exam

Spring 2010

Prospectus Approved Spring 2011


PhD

Larissa Werhnyak (Field List Director)

3

Comprehensive Exam

Spring 2010



PhD

Nathan Titman (Committee Member)

3

Comprehensive Exam

Spring 2010



PhD

David Barrett Gough (Field List Director)

3

Comprehensive Exam

Fall 2010



MA

Julie Shanahan (Committee Member)

2

Degree Awarded

Spring 2010



MA

Jennifer Hagedorn (Committee Member)

2

Degree Awarded

Summer 2010



MA

Shannon Kelley (MA Preparation Supervisor)

2

Degree Awarded

Spring 2010



ART HISTORY













Rachel Stephens (Committee Member)

8

Dissertation Defended Fall 2010

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Jin Kim (Committee Member)

8

Degree Awarded

Spring 2010





SERVICE



UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL

Spring 2011 Sustainability Curriculum Advisory Committee (Craig Just, Committee Chair: Provost’s Office)


Spring 2011 Member, University of Iowa Graduate Council (3-year term)
Spring 2011 Steering Committee, American Studies Department
Spring 2011 Graduate Admissions Committee, English Department
Spring 2011 Director/ Organizer, Graduate Dissertation Workshop, American Studies
Fall 2011 Steering Committee Member, American Indian and Native Studies (Chair, Erica Prussing).
Fall 2011 Sustainability Curriculum Advisory Committee (Craig Just, Committee Chair: Provost’s Office)
Fall 2011 Steering Committee, American Studies Department
Fall 2011 Director, English@Work program for English Majors, Department of English
Spring 2010 Member, University of Iowa Graduate Council (3-year term)
Spring 2010 Steering Committee, American Studies Department
Spring 2010 Graduate Admissions Committee, English Department
Spring 2010 Director/ Organizer, Graduate Dissertation Workshop. American Studies
Summer 2010 Director/ Organizer, Graduate Dissertation Workshop, American Studies (co-led with Kim Marra in Summer 2010)
Fall 2010 Director/ Organizer, Graduate Dissertation Workshop, American Studies
Fall 2010 Sustainability Curriculum Advisory Committee (the Provost’s Office)
Fall 2010 Member, University of Iowa Graduate Council (3-year term)
Fall 2010 Steering Committee, American Studies Department
Spring 2009 Sustainability Curriculum Advisory Committee (the Provost’s Office)
Spring 2009 Member, University of Iowa Graduate Council (3-year term)
Spring 2009 Ballard-Seashore Dissertation Fellowship Committee (Graduate College)
Spring 2009 Faculty Judge, Jacobson Graduate Student Conference
Spring 2009 member-at-large nominating committee, UI Graduate Council,
Spring 2009 Director of Graduate Studies, American Studies
Spring 2009 Steering Committee, American Studies Department
Spring 2009 Plan of Study Committee, American Studies
Spring 2009 Organizer, American Studies Floating Friday series: (4 lectures)
Fall 2008 Member, University of Iowa Graduate Council (3-year term)
Fall 2008 Sustainability Curriculum Committee (Provost’s Office)
Fall 2008 Director of Graduate Studies, American Studies
Fall 2008 Steering Committee, American Studies Department
Fall 2008 Plan of Study Committee, American Studies
Fall 2008 Organizer, American Studies Floating Friday series: (4 lectures)
Summer 2008 Sustainability Curriculum Task Force (Provost’s Office)
Spring 2008 Director of Graduate Studies American Studies
Spring 2008 Chair, Tenure Committee, Nick Yablon
Spring 2008 Steering Committee, American Studies
Spring 2008 Organizer, American Studies Floating Friday series: (4 lectures)
Service 2007
Fall 2007 Steering Committee, American Studies Department

Fall 2007 Plan of Study Committee, American Studies

Fall 2007 Organizer, American Studies Floating Friday series: (6 lectures)

Fall 2007 Board Member CESA, Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts,

Fall 2007 DGS American Studies

Spring 2007 Chair, English Department Task Force on the Gateway Course for Undergraduate English Majors

Spring 2007 Steering Committee, American Studies

Spring 2007 Chair, Search Committee, American Studies Latin@ Studies search

Spring 2007 Admissions Committee, American Studies

Spring 2007 Organizer, American Studies Floating Friday series (7 lectures)

Spring 2007 Board Member CESA, Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts,

Spring 2007 Colloquium Co-chair, Center For Ethnic Studies and the Arts Colloquium on Walter Benn Michaels’ The Trouble with Diversity, How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality, University of Iowa, Feb. 22, 2007

Spring 2007 DGS American Studies

PROFESSION
National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant Proposal Review Committee (Division of American Studies) Washington D.C., Summer 2007
Jamestown Prize Committee, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, June 2007
National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant Proposal Review Committee (Division of American Studies) Washington D.C. , Summer 2004,
Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg Virginia (3-year Appointment: 2004-2007)
Program Committee: “From Bacon to Bartram: Early American Inquiries into the Natural World,” A Conference sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, The American Museum of Natural History, New York, March 22-24, 2002.
Elected Member of Division Committee (American Literature to 1800) of the Modern Language Association, 2002- 2004
Chair, MLA Davis Prize Committee for the best essay in Early American Literature, December 2000.
Organizer, MLA panel, “Reconfiguring Early American Literary History,” Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, San Diego, CA, December 27-30, 2003.
PROMOTION TO TENURE: OUTSIDE REVIEWER
Martin Berger, Department of Art History, State University of New York-Buffalo, Fall 2003

Patricia Crain, Department of English, University of Minnesota, Fall 2002



MANUSCRIPT REVIEWING

Fall 2011, manuscript reader (article) Early American Literature

Fall 2010, manuscript reader (article) American Literary History

January 2008 manuscript reader (book) Stanford University Press

September 21, 2008 manuscript reader (article) William and Mary Quarterly

December 22, 2008, manuscript reader (article) American Literary History

August 2007 manuscript reader (journal article) Journal of the Early Republic

November 2006, manuscript reader (journal article) Journal of the Early Republic

December 2006, manuscript reader (journal article) Annals of Iowa

May 2005, book manuscript reader, The University of Alabama Press

September 2003, manuscript reader, (journal article)

October 2003, book manuscript reader, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg VA

February 2002, book manuscript reader, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and

October 2002, book manuscript reader, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg VA



December 2001, book manuscript reader, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg VA

September 2000, manuscript reader, (journal article) American Literary History


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