About Me

I’m an English Ph.D. with research and teaching specialization in early American literature and culture. My research areas are many: nationalism, regionalism,  transnational literature, newspapers, and the relationship between the identities and literature of early American marginalized groups, to name a few. I hold an advanced graduate certificate in teaching writing, another in digital humanities, and I have professional GIS experience turning research data into digital/mobile maps.

I teach 100, 200, and 300 level courses, including Intro to Composition, Intro to Fiction, Intro to Drama, World Mythology, Ancient World Literature, and special topics in Early American Literature. Experiential learning is a big part of my pedagogical strategy- it makes everything more engaging and more rewarding!

Currently, I’m a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, helping to bring American literature into meaningful contact with public audiences. Previously, I served as a Digital and Applied Learning Specialist in Stony Brook’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and as an intern on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio & Fellows team.