Associate Professor; Director of American Studies. Storrs.
Specialties: 20th-Century American literature, American studies, ethnic studies, the novel, popular culture, working class literature, political economy, U.S. empire, social class and racial formation.
Recent Publication: Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left, and the Fight Against Fascism in the United States (University of Massachusetts Press, December 2014).
Current Research: The convergence of neoliberal temporality, narratives of economic development, and imperialism in contemporary U. S. culture. Also, antifascism and the cultural work of social movements on the political left and political right.
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