In my teaching and research I am interested in the relationship between popular culture and political ideologies. My areas of scholarship include American studies and Canadian literature, British culture and literature, and Eastern European film. I received my Ph.D in 2006 from University of Bucharest, Romania. In 2012, I was a Kluge fellow at the Library of Congress, in Washington DC, and in 2019 I was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in the American Studies Department at University of Bucharest, Romania. I am a Associate Teaching Professor in the Global and Intercultural Studies Department at Miami University, Ohio, the American Studies program. My latest book, Between Empire and Republic: America in the Canadian Colonial imagination came out in 2022. You can find examples of my public-facing writing in The Conversation, LARB, the Washington Post, and Popula.
East to West. Exploring how American culture is shaped by the Cold War.