My teaching career spanned forty years, first at Kent State University in Ohio and then at the University of Georgia, where I was recruited in 1993 as Department Head. Other administrative positions included serving as director of Women’s Studies and Latin American Studies.
My primary research fields were 19th century French literature and the emerging field of Francophone Slavery, that I was instrumental in developing. Since retiring in 2011 I’ve traveled extensively (France, Italy, Cuba, Russia, Africa). I’ve also been active in writing inspired by my family history. The results are “A Young Communist in Love: Philip Rahv, Partisan Review, and My Mother,” Georgia Review, Winter 2014: 768-817; and The Secular Rabbi: Philip Rahv and Partisan Review (Liverpool UP 2021).