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- A.B.D., English, Rutgers University.
- Dissertation: Worldly Figures: Character and the Nineteenth-Century British Global Imaginary.
- Committee: John Kucich (Director), David Kurnick, and Carolyn Williams.
- M.A., English, Rutgers University, 2013.
- B.A., English with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009.
Areas of Specialization
Nineteenth-century British literature and culture; the history of the novel; form, formalism, and genre; narratology; aesthetics; empire, imperialism, and globalization; cosmopolitanism.
- “Storm Clouds and a Pallid Sun: Aesthetic Knowing in an Age of Crisis.” V21 Collective. 31 January 2017.
Conference and Seminar Presentations
- “Navigating Chance: Character and the Statistics of Uncertainty in Stevenson’s Treasure Island.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference. Philadelphia, PA, March 16–19, 2017.
- “Adventure Fiction’s Bad Example.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Phoenix, AZ, November 2–5, 2016.
- “Walter Scott’s Singular Characters and the Fear of Small Numbers.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR). Berkeley, CA, August 11–14, 2016.
- “Character and the ‘New’ in Nineteenth-Century Global Realism.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Honolulu, HI, July 9–12, 2015.
- “Irony and the World Concept in W. M. Thackeray.” Seminar on “Mimeses.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). Seattle, March 26–29, 2015.
- “Thackeray’s Direct Address and the Ironies of Global Realism.” International Conference on Narrative. Chicago, March 5–8, 2015.
- “Prismatic Fiction: Vernon Lee’s Novel Color Theory.” Northeastern Victorian Studies Association (NVSA). Stony Brook University, April 11–13, 2014.
- “W.M. Thackeray: Character Types and Victorian Realism.” International Conference on Narrative. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 27–29, 2014.
Academic Awards, Fellowships, & Distinctions
- Susan Morgan Graduate Student Essay Prize (Honorable Mention). For “Navigating Chance: Character and the Statistics of Uncertainty in Stevenson’s Treasure Island.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies. Philadelphia, PA. March 2017.
- Graduate Fellowship. Interdisciplinary Research Seminar, “Totality,” led by David Kurnick and Rebecca Walkowitz. Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University, 2014–15.
- Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. U.S. Department of Education, 2011–2015.
- Best Graduate Student Paper. International Society for the Study of Narrative. For “W.M. Thackeray: Character Types and Victorian Realism.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology. March 2014.
- Marius Bewley Prize. Awarded for best essay written in coursework. Department of English, Rutgers University, 2013.
- Graduate Fellowship. Department of English, Rutgers University, 2010–2011.
- Program Committee, Northeast Victorian Studies Association. 2014–2015.
- Co-coordinator, Nineteenth-Century Studies Group. Department of English, Rutgers University, 2013–2014
- Co-organizer, “Remainders,” a graduate research symposium hosted by the Rutgers Nineteenth-Century Studies Group and the Princeton Victorian Colloquium. Rutgers University, February 14, 2014.
- Co-organizer, “Surfaces and Depths in Nineteenth-Century Studies,” a research panel with Jonathan Farina (Seton Hall University) and Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt University). Nineteenth-Century Studies Group, Department of English, Rutgers University, December 6, 2013.
- President, Graduate English Student Association. Rutgers University, 2011–2012.
- Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies. 2017–Present.
- International Society for the Study of Narrative. 2013–Present.
- Northeast Victorian Studies Association. 2012–Present.
- North American Victorian Studies Association. 2012–Present.
- Modern Language Association. 2010–Present.