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I have taught at the University of Connecticut, the National University of Singapore, 

Syracuse University, and Rice University. At Henan University, I am primarily responsible for research, but I offer a graduate seminar every other year and supervise doctoral students. I have been honored to receive two awards for undergraduate teaching: the Dunlevie Teaching Award at Rice University (2007) and the Meredith Teaching Award at Syracuse University (2016). I am Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE) and an External Examiner to BA (Hons) in English at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. I regularly contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning.


Select undergraduate courses

Global Literatures in English

Gender and Sexuality in Literature

The Victorian Age, 1837-1901

The Victorian Family and Its Others

Interpretation of Fiction

Literature and the Urban Experience

Select study abroad programs

Nineteenth-Century Urban Cultures

Jack the Ripper and His Legacy

Victorian Slums and Slumming

Conference Room

Select graduate seminars

Professing Literature

Victorian Politics and Literature

Victorian Slums and their Saviors

Victorian Sartorial Cultures

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