Associate Professor of English
PhD, UC Santa Barbara
MA, UC Santa Barbara
Courses Frequently Taught
18th- and 19th-Century British Literature
18th-Century World Literature
Contemporary Multiethnic Literature of the United States
Sheila is currently working on a project entitled The Watering Place in Jane Austen's Novels: Space, Language, Consumerism. In the past, Sheila has published on the impact of identity on choices in pedagogy as well as on the links between advertising and literature during the consumer revolution. In addition to sharing her scholarly work at academics conferences, she has welcomed opportunities to give presentations to the general public in conjunction with organizations such as the Dickens Universe, the Jane Austen Society of North America, and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.