Degrees and Institutions:
Ph.D. English, University of Virginia, 2004
M.A. English, University of Virginia, 1999
B.A. English, University of Notre Dame, 1995
ENG 2010 Introduction to Literature
ENG 2750 American Literature since 1865
ENG 3110 Gay and Lesbian Literature and Criticism
ENG 4340 Sex and Other Difficult Topics
ENG 4800 Bad Bodies in Contemporary American Literature and Culture
ENG/ACS 6750 Sexuality and Its Discontents
ENG 7070 Advanced Queer Theory
ENG/ACS 6750 Disability and Bodily Difference
Area: 20th-Century American Literatures; American Literary and Cultural Studies; Queer and Gender theories; Disability studies.
Research Interests: Contagion, illness, and disability studies; queer theory, gender studies, and sexuality; cultural studies.
"How to Be Ill and Unhappy: Difficult Collaborations and Illness." Peter L. Twohig and Robert J. Perrins, eds., Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. Netherlands: Rodopi, forthcoming.
“Epidemic Stories.” Rev. of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative, by Priscilla Wald. Contemporary Literature 50.2 (Summer 2009): 424-435.
“The Geographies of Contagion.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 19 (Summer 2009). <http://www.rhizomes.net/issue19/albertini.html>.
“Contagion and the Necessary Accident.” Discourse 30.3 (Fall 2008): 443-467.
“Contagion Nation.” VERB 5.1 (2007). <http://verb.lib.lehigh.edu/index.php/verb/issue/view/13>.
“So Wrong It’s Right: The Guilty Pleasures of Reality Television.” Iris 47 (Fall/Winter 2003).
Co-author, “Introduction.” Is There Life After Identity Politics? Special issue of New Literary History 31.4 (Autumn 2000).
Work In Progress:
“AIDS Memoir, Suffering, and the History of Queer Liberalism.” Intended for publication in Twentieth-Century Literature.
“Shortbus and the Permeable Nation.” Article in progress.