Before arriving at Fordham, Professor Farland taught at Johns Hopkins, Wesleyan, and Columbia Universities. A specialist in American literature, she has published on writers such as Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, and W.E.B. DuBois, in the journals American Literature, American Quarterly, and American Literary History. She is currently completing a book on American literature and neurology, and has worked extensively on intersections of American literature and agrarian life. Farland teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in gender studies, American Studies, and environmental studies.