Master of Arts in English, Pennsylvania State University, May 2005
Bachelor of Arts in English and French, Bucknell University, May 1999
Primary Fields of Research
Romantic and Victorian poetry; Medieval mysticism; feminist, queer and sexuality studies
““Churchill’s Grave”: A Critical Response to Wordsworth’s The Solitary” in The Byron Journal 39.1 (2011): 11-18.
“An Unpublished Letter from William Wordsworth to C. H. Parry” in Notes and Queries 52 (2005): 472-473.
“Hopkins’ Master of Ceremonies: when 1 + 1 = 3.” 2012 Dickens Project Graduate Student Winter Conference. Santa Cruz, CA March 2012.
“The Wreck of the Deutschland: Hopkins' Queer Epithalamium.” Scholar Symposium: Mapping Queer Bodies and Methodologies. Davis, CA February 2012.
Dickens Universe. Cruise Director. University of Santa Cruz, August 2011.
“The Epithalamium: A Subversive Space for Rethinking Marriage.” Disciplining Sexuality, Unruly Performances Conference. Davis, CA, May 2011.
“Christina Rossetti’s Mary Magdalene: a Study of the Economics of Consumption.” British Women Writers Conference. Columbus, OH, April 2011.
“Essay Sequencing: An Effective Way to Cultivate Student Literacy.” Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Sacramento, CA, April 2011.
Dickens Universe. Graduate student honorarium from UC Davis. University of Santa Cruz, August 2010.
Awards and Fellowships
2011 Summer Research Fellowship, Dept. of English, University of California, Davis
2010 Summer Research Fellowship, Dept. of English, University of California, Davis
Course Taught at Dickens Universe, University of California, Santa Cruz
Graduate Student-led Workshop
Course Taught at University of California, Davis
- UWP 101: Advanced Expository Writing (1 quarter)
- ENL 3: Introduction to Literature (2 quarters)
- UWP 1: Expository Writing (6 quarters)
Teaching Assistantships at University of California, Davis
- Special Topics in Ethnic Literature: Latino/Latina Literature and Culture
Courses Taught at Pennsylvania State University
- Expository Writing (5 semesters)
- Technical Writing (1 semester)
Academic Service and Professional Activities
Peer Reviewer, submissions to Victorian Network, Summer 2010 to Present
Co-Found & Co-Chair, UWP Liaison Group, 2010 to 2012
Grad Ally, EGSA, 2011 to 2012
Chair, Baggy Novel Book Club, 2011 to 2013
Member, Graduate Ally Coalition of the Graduate Studeis Dept, 2011 to 2012