AB cum laude, Harvard University, 1977. Master of Arts in English, University Colorado, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Colorado, 1991.
English intern, Northfield (Massachusetts) Mount Hermon School, 1981-1982; middle school teacher, Lincoln School, Providence, 1982-1984; grader assistantships, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1984-1985; graduate part-time instructor, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1987-1991; assistant professor, Swarthmore (Pennsylvania) College, 1991-1992; assistant professor, U. Maine, Orono, since 1992; member English department undergraduate studies committee, U. Maine, Orono, since 1992; Native American studies program committee, U. Maine, Orono, since 1992; women in curriculum/Women's Resource Center Library. committee, U. Maine, Orono, since 1993. Presented papers Western Literature Association, 1988, Far West Popular/American Culture Association, 1990, U. Colorado, 1990, 91, Kearney State College, 1991, Other Voices: American Women Writers of Color Conference, 1993, American Society for Aesthetics, 1993, 95, Association for Canada Studies in the United States, 1993, 95.
Member Modern Language Association, Western Literature Association, Association for Canada Studies in the United States, Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.
Married Dennis Lee Harrington, August 6, 1988 (divorced August 1995). 1 child, Sarah Lukens Harrington.