In addition to my own research and teaching, I have also been an active colleague in service to my department. The kinds of activities I have been involved in demonstrate the collegial relationship I have built both with my peers in the graduate student cohort and with my faculty advisors. I served as a graduate representative on the Women’s Studies Programming and Events committee (2012-13) and on a search committee to hire two African American Literature faculty (2013-14). Both positions were nominated by graduate students and approved by faculty. Outside of my own department, I was invited to be an honorary member of a master’s thesis committee for Curriculum Studies as an advisor on food studies, an experience in graduate advising few newly minted PhDs can claim.

A full list of service appointments can be found on my CV, but below is a partial list:

Advising and Mentoring Positions

Honorary Thesis Committee Member, Chloe Anderson, M.A. Education
Learning Assistant, TCU Athletic Academic Services Office
Faculty Advisor, TCU New Student Orientation
First-Year Advisor, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Strategic Content Tutor/Organizational Mentor, WVWC Mentor Advantage Program


Academic Search Committee
Women’s Studies Programming and Events Committee

Selected Presentations

We the Eaters: Contemporary Reading Symposium,” TCU Honors College
“Talking About Food,” TCU Honors Faculty Retreat
“New Areas of Inquiry in American Cultural Studies,” TCU American Culture Interest Group
“What is Writing?: Looking for Women Writers,” Guest Lecturer, ENGL 20623: Introduction to Women Writers
“Workshop: Learning to Use Prezi for Classroom and Conference,” TCU Teaching College Composition
“Reading Bulletins: Understanding the Rhetoric of Food in Social Reform Publications” Guest Lecturer, Transatlantic Seminar: American Literature in Global Context                                                                                                    

Research Assistantships

Assistant to Sarah Robbins, Honors College
Assistant to Sarah Robbins, Teaching Transatlanticism book project
Assistant to Mona Narain, Karen Steele, Linda Hughes, and Sarah Robbins

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