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Research and Teaching Interests
Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Politics and Governance, Science and Technology Studies, Book History
“Anytown UK: the Local State of Victorian Print”
"Participatory Government by Journalism: Class Periodicals and the Local State, 1880-1914." Victorian Periodicals Review. Forthcoming Winter 2018.
“Figuring the State: Representative Government and Paralipsis in Anthony Trollope’s Palliser Novels.” Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature. Fall 2015.
"Trollope and the State." Routledge Research Companion to Anthony Trollope. Ed. Deborah Morse, Margaret Marwick, and Mark Turner. 2017.
Selected Scholarly Presentations
“News from Anytown: The Local States of William Morris and the Socialist League.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention: March 2017
“A ‘Truly Colossal Force’ Against the State: Radioactive Odd Bodies and the Atomic Commons.”Odd Bodies, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies: March 2017
Panel Co-Organizer with Joel Simundich (Brown University), "Anthony Trollope and the Novel as Social Form." Social Victorians, North American Victorian Studies Conference: November 2016.
"Living and Wandering: Trollope, Postal Directories, and the Social," Social Victorians, North American Victorian Studies Conference: November 2016.
“Democratizing Public Health: Middlemarch’s Local Political Institutions,” Victorian STEAM, Victorians Institute Conference: October 2016.
“Historicizing the Local State: Victorian Historiography’s Archival Turn and the Provincial Novel’s Semi-Detachment.” Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies: San Marino, April 2016
“Revolutionizing the Local State: Socialist Print and Literary Forms and the Campaign for Working Class Local Self-Government, 1880-1900.” Victorian Self-Fashioning, Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States: October 2015
“Going Postal with Anthony Trollope: Series Novels and the Imperial Post.” Victorians in the World, North American Victorian Studies Association: July 2015
“Wessex on Foot: the Footpath Preservation Movement and Thomas Hardy’s Local State.” Mobilities, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference: April 2015
Invited Response to "On Matters of Concern: Ecology, Ontological Politics, and the Anthropo(s)cene" by Adrian Ivakhiv, Environment and Societies Colloquium, University of California, Davis: May 2014
“The Secret Agent’s Radioactive Plebs: A Twentieth-Century Simple Tale of Nineteenth-Century Governmentality.” Dickens Project Winter Conference: March 2012
“‘We infect everyone around us’: David Copperfield and the Contaminating Touch.” Encountering the Text, Southern Connecticut State University: April 2009
“He Subverts to Reassert: Goldsmith’s War on Class Instability.” Figuring Genre, Northeastern University: March 2009
“Rendering Visible the Invisible: Photography and Sensation.” Bodies in Motion, University of Rhode Island: March 2009
“Literatures in English: 1700-1900.” University of California, Davis: 2015 (2 sections)
“Nineteenth-Century British Literature.” University of California, Davis: 2013
“Introduction to Literature.” University of California, Davis: 2013-2014 (3 sections)
Undergraduate Writing Program. University of California, Davis: 2011-2013 (6 sections)
First-Year Writing Seminar. Boston College: 2008-2009 (2 sections)
Dickens Project Seminar on Great Expectations, University of California, Santa Cruz: Summer 2011
Fellowships and Awards
Bilinski Fellowship, University of California, Davis: 2016-2017
Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship, English Department, University of California, Davis: 2015
Dissertation Fellowship, English Department, University of California, Davis: 2015
Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies Dean’s Summer Fellowship, University of California, Davis: 2015
Research Fellowship, English Department, University of California, Davis: 2015
Teaching Fellowship, Boston College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: 2008-2009.
Graduate Student Travel Award, University of California, Davis: 2015
Graduate Student Association Travel Award, University of California, Davis: 2015
Institutions and Degrees
Ph.D. English Literature Candidate with Critical Theory Designated Emphasis, University of
California, Davis. Candidacy, Spring 2013
Masters of Arts, English, Boston College: 2009
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Cum Laude, College of St. Joseph, Rutland, Vermont: 2007
Modern Language Association
North American Victorian Studies Association
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
Society for Novel Studies