About

I am a relatively unpublished academic who teaches English at a community college near New York City. I hold a Ph.D. in American literature from the CUNY Graduate Center. My dissertation was about American nature poetry and I still have an interest in environmental writing. I have loved science fiction since childhood. I also have interests in feminism and in fandom studies. My personal fannish interests are Star Trek and the band Queen. (Old Queen, when Freddie was alive, not this Queen+ nonsense.)

I’m interested in adapting and creating Open Educational Resources for literature courses at the community college level. I’m currently working on an Open Anthology of Feminist Science Fiction.

I am a longtime genealogy hobbyist/family historian; I focus on my obscure working-class ancestors and their social histories.

Sometimes I do creative writing, but I have yet to actually finish Nanowrimo.

Blog Policies

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I strive to respect privacy. I do not post genealogical information about living people; my boundary is grandparents and previous generations. If you feel I have compromised your privacy, please let me know and I will remove the compromising material.

This is a personal blog. Opinions herein are my own and not my employer’s. I welcome comments on most posts, but will remove comments I find offensive.

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