My work at Public Affairs, on the Fair Labor Association Board of Directors, and on literary criticism concentrates on collaborative systems and social sustainability. I am intrigued by the ways in which transparency mechanisms and conflict resolution mechanisms create vital environments.
On behalf of the university, I serve on the board of directors of the Fair Labor Association (FLA), a multi-stakeholder organization that brings civil society, higher education, and business together to improve global labor conditions. I chair the Monitoring Committee, and serve on the Communications Committee.
I have published two essays on collaboration: “’Free-lance modernists’ at work, together: The early textual dialogue of Robert Graves and Laura Riding,” in The Art of Collaboration: Essays on Robert Graves and his Contemporaries, ed. Dunstan Ward (2008), and “Reflexive Authorship in Bettina Brentano-von Arnim’s Die Günderode: Narrative Disunity, Hölderlin, and Günderrode” in Gender, Collaboration, and Authorship in German Culture: Literary Joint Ventures (1750-1850), ed. John B. Lyon and Laura Deiulio (2019).
The eccentric biodiversity of my garden keeps me in balance, so that I can go for walks, camp, and practice yoga.