History of the English Language; Chaucer; Survey of British Literature; Medieval Literature; Myths of King Arthur; Middle English Literature; Medieval Romance; Critical Methods (undergraduate introduction to theory); Medieval Monsters and Heroes; Flesh and Spirit: Histories of the Body; The Postcolonial Middle Ages; Advanced Theory; Myths of Britain
Chaucer; Culture and Society; Foucault and Deleuze; Introduction to Literary Criticism; Writing Race and Nation; Cultural Construction of Time; Hybridity and Complex Systems; Medieval Fantasies of the Aboriginal; The Archipelago of England; Agency, Objects and the Constitution of Life
Advisory Board, punctum books (2011-present)
Advisory Board, O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Thought (2011-present)
Advisory Board, postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies (2009-present)
Advisory Board, Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2001-2009)
Consulting Board of Editors, Worlds of King Arthur series (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002-present)
Program Committee, New Chaucer Society Biennial Conference, 2012
GW Presidential Innovation Task Force (2009-10)
Program on Theory and Culture of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture (1995-2002)
Faculty Fellowship Liaison, George Washington University (2000-03)
Lead Mentor, Fellowship Mentoring Program for Undergraduates (2000-03) [directed the GW competition for Rhodes, Marshall, and other fellowship endorsements]
Promotion and Tenure Committee, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, GWU (1999-2002)
English Department Committees: Planning and Development, Graduate Studies (Acting Director of Graduate Study 2001), Appointments
Judaic Studies Program: Executive Committee, Curriculum Committee
Program in Human Sciences Committees: Executive Committee, Steering Committee, Admissions and Recruitment, Curriculum (chair, 2002)
Appointments Committee, outside member: GW Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2001, 2003; GW Department of History, 2002, 2006, 2009.
Research and Instructional Technology Committee of the Information Technology Advisory Council, GWU (1997-2000)
Peer review of manuscripts for Arthuriana, Exemplaria, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Chicago Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Speculum, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, University of Minnesota Press, University of Notre Dame Press, Duke University Press, Ashgate.
MEDIA AND MISCELLANEOUS
Founder of and contributor to the medieval studies group blog In the Middle. The blog received Cliopatria’s “Best Group Blog” award for 2007 and has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Education.
Interviewed about monsters and culture in Theofantastique
Interviewed for “Knights of the Faculty Lounge,” John Gravois, Chronicle of Higher Education (7/6/2007)
Presenter at the "Windows" discussion on Michael Kahn's National Shakespeare Theatre production of Richard III (2007)
“Talking head” speaking about medieval dragons, Beowulf, and the enduring appeal of monsters in the History Channel / PBS documentary Flight of the Dragon (2005)
Expert witness on the history of monstrosity, "Miller v. Pixar/Disney" (2003-06)
Guest panelist for show on monstrousness in medieval and contemporary culture for the talk show Odyssey, Chicago Public Radio, April 11, 2003. Archived at www.wbez.org
Interviewed and quoted in Libby Copeland, "In Corridors of Power, The Cup's Half Empty: Leader's Language Tests Our Fabled Optimism," The Washington Post May 28, 2002.
Interviewed and quoted in Sarah Bayliss, "Our Monsters, Ourselves," The Boston Sunday Globe Nov. 11, 2001