Southern literature and culture, 20th century American literature, women's and gender studies, photography and literature, Louisiana and Caribbean studies.
Faculty Research Grant, 2004; Board of Regents Research Grant, 2004.
Ordering the Facade: Photography and the Politics of Representation in Contemporary Southern Women's Fiction (forthcoming);. Beyond the Islands: Extending the Meanings of Caribbean Culture, ed. (forthcoming).
"Walker Evans" and "Alfred Stieglitz," William Carlos Williams Encyclopedia (forthcoming); "Claiming Access: Controlling Images in Dorothy Allison," Arizona Quarterly (2004); "Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and the Postcolonial Gaze," Mississippi Quarterly (2003); "The Death of the Southern Male Gaze: Josephine Humphreys' Cultured Revisionings," The Southern Quarterly (2001); "'It's a outrage': Pregnancy and Abortion in Faulkner's Fiction of the Thirties," Faulkner Journal I(1996).