Carnegie Mellon University

Associate Professor (Emeritus) of English

Department of English, Carnegie Mellon University, Baker Hall 259, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890


I am interested in a variety of subjects that have to do with labor/industry/workplace politics and the ways these subjects have been and are represented. My teaching includes such topics as journalism, working-class literature, reading of the built landscape (in which, through photos and field trips, we look at how social and work places, public and private space, have changed/are changing), interviewing (which looks at a number of structures built from electronic interviews, in film, video, and literature). Overall I'm interested in publications designed for general audiences. One recent project was The River Ran Red, an anthology commemorating the Homestead Strike of 1892, built from journalistic accounts by a collective of about a dozen people, including academics, filmmakers, unionists, journalists, etc.