Lauren S. Cardon is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama, specializing in post-1865 American and ethnic American literature, American studies, and composition pedagogy. Professor Cardon earned her PhD and Masters degrees from Tulane University. Her book, The "White Other" in American Intermarriage Stories, 1945-2008, was published in 2012 by Palgrave MacMillan as part of the Signs of Race Series. She has also published articles in MELUS, Southern Quarterly, and The Saul Bellow Journal, among other periodicals. Her current book, Fashion and Fiction: Self-Transformation in Twentieth-Century American Literature, was published in April 2016 by the University of Virginia Press.