219 Rentschler Hall
513 785 3034
- Associate Professor
- Faculty Affiliate in American Studies & Women’s Studies
- Ph.D., The Ohio State University (2006)
- M.A., The Ohio State University (2000)
Research and Teaching Interests
- Autobiography and Life Writing
- Multi-Ethnic American Literatures and Cultures
- Post-Nationalist American Studies
- U.S. Literature after 1865
- Modernism / Postmodernism
- Globalization and Transnational Cultural Studies
- Feminist and Human Rights Rhetorics
- Narratology and Narrative Theory
- Documentary Film
- Critical, Student-Centered, and Computer-Supported Pedagogies
AWARDS AND HONORS
- Miami Hamilton Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010.
- First Vice President, Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages (WCML), 2010.
- Kenyon College Teaching Initiative Grant, 2009.
- Council of Graduate Schools / University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominee, 2007.
- Elizabeth Flynn Award for Best Feminist Essay published in JAC: Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Culture, Literacy, and Politics, 2003.
- “Troubled Interventions: Three Cups of Tea and the Humanitarian Plot.” Forthcoming in Life Writing.
- “Call and Response.” College English 71.5 (May 2009): 539-541.
- “Pleasurable Pedagogies: Reading Lolita in Tehran and the Rhetoric of Empathy.” College English 70.5 (May 2008): 506-521.
- Teaching with Rhetorical Visions: Writing and Reading in a Visual Culture. With Ivonne M. García and Deneese Owen. Prentice Hall, 2007.
- Rev. Split Lives: Croatian Australian Stories by Val Colic-Peisker. Life Writing 4.2 (October 2007): 327-331.
- “Labored Realisms: Geopolitical Rhetoric and Asian American and Asian (Im)migrant Women’s Auto/biography” with Wendy S. Hesford. JAC 32.1 (2003): 77-107. (Winner of the 2003 Elizabeth Flynn Award for Best Feminist Essay published in JAC: Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Culture, Literacy, and Politics)
- “Labored Realisms: Geopolitical Rhetoric and Asian American and Asian (Im)migrant Women’s Auto/biography” with Wendy S. Hesford. Western Subjects: Autobiographical Writing in the North American West. Eds. Kathleen Boardman and Gioia Woods. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2005. 302-337.
Work in Progress
Theresa A. Kulbaga is currently completing a book manuscript, Transnational Subjects: Gender, Genre, and Geopolitics in Contemporary American Autobiography. This book examines the production, circulation, and consumption of the “transnational” as a gendered and racialized space in contemporary life writing. She is also completing several articles about autobiography and transnational feminisms, including an analysis of celebrity, activism, and human rights in the autobiographical works of Angelina Jolie and Alek Wek.