Psyche Z Ready

Psyche Z Ready

Psyche Z Ready


Writing Instruction, Information Literacy, Women's Literature, Gender Studies, Folklore

Courses Taught

Advanced English Composition

English Composition

Reading and Writing About Texts


MA, English Literature, George Mason University, 2016

BA, Humanities, Shimer College, 2000

Recent Presentations

"Is it true? Helping Students Assess Information Credibility" at Innovations in Teaching and Learning at George Mason University.

Thinking with Stories in Times of Conflict: A Conference in Fairy-Tale Studies at Wayne State University. Paper: “Must I go, and must I do this thing”: Women Warriors, Cross-dressers, and the Need to Take up the Sword in Folklore, Fairytales, and Legend.

2016 American Folklore Society/International Society for Folk Narrative Research Joint Annual Meeting. Paper: “Transitioning: Scandinavian Folktales and the Modern Transgender Experience.”

ICFA 37, 2016 International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Paper: “‘She was really the man she pretended to be’: Gender Fluidity and Transgender in Folk Narratives”

Perversions, University of Maryland 2016 Graduate English Organization Conference.  Paper: “The sword is (not) the only phallus I need: Cross-Dressing and Transgender in the Folk Tale ‘A Change of Sex'”

IWCA 2015, International Writing Centers Association 2015 Conference.  Paper: “Tutor Perceptions in an ESL Opt-In Program: Tutee Dimensions, Tutee Needs, and Tutor Needs.” Co-authored with Alisa Russell.