PhD, English, University of California-Davis, 2016
MA, Literature, University of California-Santa Cruz, 2008
BA, Literatures and Cultures in English, Brown University, 2005
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My research interests include narrative form, queer and feminist theory, and literature produced in and around the nineteenth-century United States. I am currently working on a project that examines how literatures of social protest alter narrative investments in progressive time over the course of the long nineteenth century.
I enjoy teaching composition, American literature surveys, and special topics courses ranging from Gothic literature to science fiction and citizenship. In every course I teach, I urge students to consider how a texts form impacts its content, and how form can bring texts into larger social debates.
“On Making the Present Past: Non-Generational Temporality in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Forthcoming in ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance: 62.3.
“Sex After the Revolution,” a review of Mark E. Kanns Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in Early America, in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 20.4 (2014): 529-531