My areas of
specialization include late 20th and 21st century US literatures,
border studies, hemispheric studies, immigration studies, and fiction
of the US Southwest. I am the author of
Border Fictions: Globalization, Empire, and
Writing at the Boundaries of the United States (U. of
Virginia Press, 2008), which explores cultural productions about the
U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico from the perspective of
hemispheric studies. I am also the editor of
on the Line: Culture, Capital, and Citizenship at U.S.
Borders (Palgrave, 2002). In addition, I have published
essays on reality TV, comparative immigration studies, comparative
border studies, transnational adoption, studies of the U.S.-Mexico and
U.S.-Canada borders, and on the internationalization of US American studies.
Meets TV Format Adaptation: The Post-Soviet Diaspora,
"Whiteness," and Return Migration in Dancing with the
Stars (US) and Ukraine's The Bachelor," European Journal of Cultural
Studies 17.6 (December 2014): 753-769.
Introduction: Comparative Border Studies, Comparative American
Studies 9.4 (December 2011): 273-287.
Neoliberalism, Global "Whiteness," and the Desire for
Adoptive Invisibility in Recent U.S. Memoirs of Adoption from Russia
and Ukraine, Journal of
Transnational American Studies 3.2 (November 2011). Available
Unskilled Labor Migration and the Illegality Spiral: Chinese,
European, and Mexican Indocumentados in the United States,
Quarterly 60.3 (Fall 2008): 779-804.
Twenty-First Century Chicana/o Border Writing, South Atlantic
Quarterly 105.4 (Fall 2006): 825-851.
Theorizing the Hemisphere: Inter-Americas Work at the
Intersection of American, Canadian, and Latin American Studies, with
Claire F. Fox. Comparative
American Studies 2.1 (Spring 2004): 41-74.