I am Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where I also serve as Co-Director of the American Studies Program and as Director of The Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities. I'm the author of Fever Reading: Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere (2012), in addition to work appearing in ESQ, American Quarterly, New Literary HistoryArizona Quarterly, and other journals. My scholarship is often situated at the intersection of cultural production and political theory, with special interests in public-sphere theory, history of the book and reading, and globally oriented literary studies.  In my position as Director of the Kerouac Center, I have served as primary investigator on a number of grant-funded public humanities projects where I work closely with local museums, archives, and civic groups. One of my primary interests in this public humanities work is the orchestration of digital projects which offer innovative scholarship to a general, non-professional audience. One such project is www.jackkerouac.com, which I edit. I teach courses in transatlantic literary history, cultural theory and methodology, digital humanities, museum studies, the Arab novel, the literature of war, LGBQ theory and culture, and the history of American popular culture. Two current projects hold my attention: one about the moment when Bob Dylan meets Andy Warhol and the other about Native Americans, museums, and casinos. For more details, see my research narrative and my course syllabi.