Research Interests: Irish studies; 20th c and contemporary British literature; Scottish literature; narrative theory; working-class fiction; class studies; literature and economics; mystery fiction; US/Irish cultural interactions; chair, Columbia U. Seminar in Irish Studies
“Parma Violets and Pince-Nez: Dorothy Sayers’s Meritocracy.” Forthcoming in CLUES: A Journal of Detection.
“Things Unexploded—The Aesthetics Of Social Risk In Two Post-Boom Irish Novels.” boundary2 45.1 (February 2018) 181-200.
“Reshaping Well-worn Genres: Novels of Progress and Precarity 1960-1998.” In A History of Irish Working Class Literature. Ed. Michael Pierse. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2017. 303-317.
“ ‘no difference between the different kinds of yesterday:’ The Neoliberal Present in The Green Road, The Devil I Know, and The Lives of Women.” LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 28.1 (February 2017) 34-54.
“Representations of Collectivism and the Thatcher Years.” Twentieth-Century Literature 62.3 (September 2016). 309-336.
“Greengos: Contemporary Irish Constructions of Latin America.” Where Motley is Worn: Transnational Irish Literature, ed. Moira Casey and Amanda Tucker. Cork: Cork UP, 2014. 43-64.
“How late it was, how late and Literary Value.” Edinburgh Companion to James Kelman, ed. Scott Hames. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2010. 20-30.
Narratives of Class in New Irish and Scottish Literature: From Joyce to Kelman, Doyle, Galloway, and McNamee. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.