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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, Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives 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.



“‘[F]oreigners, foreigners, my God’: Language and Cinema in Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight.” Transnational Narratives in Englishes of Exile, eds. Catalina Florina Florescu and Sheng-mei Ma, New York: Lexington Books (2017). 209-230.

“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.

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