Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives examines post-1929 US artistic interrogations of environmental disruption. Tracing themes of pollution, marine life, and agricultural production in the work of a number of historically significant writers including John Steinbeck, Ruth Ozeki, and Cherríe Moraga, this book outlines a series of incisive dialogues on transnational flows of capital and environmental justice. Texts ranging from The Grapes of Wrath (1939) to Body Toxic (2001) represent the body as vulnerable to a host of environmental risks. They identify “natural disasters” not just as environmental hazards and catastrophes, but also as events intertwined with socioeconomic issues.


“Foreign bodies in Jean Rhys’ Good Morning, Midnight.” Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.


Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives. (monograph, Routledge 2017)

“The Anxiety of Racialized Sexuality in Jean Rhys.” Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 13.2. Fall 2016.

“‘This marble head in my hands’: Green Greeks and Question of the Parthenon.” Resilience: a Journal of the Environmental Humanities 2.3 (Fall 2015). 1-22.

“‘The American girl I had once been’: Psychosomatic Trauma and History in Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex.” European Journal of American Culture 30.3 (2011). 217-230.

“Postcolonial Somaticism in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss.” Changing Words/Changing Nations: The Concept of Nation in the Transnational Era, eds. O.P. Dwivedi and Joel Kuortti, New Dehli: Rawat Publications (2012). 12-33.

Transnational Studies in the Digital Age.” Co-authored with Eric L. Martinsen, Introduction to the Journal of Transnational American Studies 1.2 (March 2010). 2-10.

“LA and TJ: Immigration, Globalization, and Environmental Justice in Tropic of Orange and Sleep Dealer.” Journal of American Studies in Turkey, Special Issue on Ecocriticism 30.1 (Fall 2009). 89-110.


Translations of poetry by Amy Sara Carroll (from English to demotic Greek). Somatic Engagement, eds. Jena Osman and Juliana Spahr. Oakland and Philadelpia: ChainLinks (2011). 38.

Translations of poetry by Amy Sara Carroll (from English to demotic Greek). Sustenance: A Play for All Trans[ ]Borders. Electronic Disturbance Theatre/b.a.n.g. lab, New York: Printed Matter, Inc. (July 2010). 13.

Review of Gerald Martin’s Gabriel García Márquez: A Life. Transnational Literature 1.2 (May 2009). 1-3.

Translations of poetry and letters by Nanos Valaoritis (from demotic Greek to English). The Charioteer: An Annual Review of Modern Greek Culture 44 (Winter 2006). 161-166, 180-181.