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19th- and 20th-century American literature; ecocriticism and literary geography; urban spaces; critical race studies; writing, rhetoric, and composition studies
Instructor: UWP 1 (Expository Writing) — Fall 2016 – present
TA: ENL 106 (English Grammar) — Fall 2015
ENL 138 (Contemporary British Literature) — Winter 2016
ENL 183 (Young Adult Literature) — Spring 2016
HONORS AND AWARDS
Participant, NEH Summer Institute for College and University Instructors, "Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century Chicago, 1893-1955," Newberry Library, June-July 2017
Graduate Scholars Fellowship, UC Davis, 2014-2015
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship – Germany, 2013-2014
Florence Snell Scholarship for graduate study, Oberlin College English Department, 2012-2016
Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta Chapter of Ohio, 2012
Co-authored with Janet Fiskio. "New Directions in Ecocriticism." American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010. Ed. Rachel Greenwald Smith. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
"Miasmas in Eden: Atmosphere, History, and Narrative in The House of the Seven Gables and 'Rappaccini's Daughter.'" Nathaniel Hawthorne Review. Hawthorne and the Environment: Ecocritical Perspectives special issue. Ed. Nancy Sweet. Accepted for publication Spring 2018.
“‘Displacement Without Moving’: Material and Narrative Constructions of Petro-Capitalist Space in Cities of Salt.” EcoMaterialisms: Scales of Matter(ing) Conference. Davis, CA. May 13-14 2016.
Graduate Student Commentator to Lindsey Dillon, “Toxic Waters: Sea Level Rise, Resiliency, and Environmental Justice in Late Industrial San Francisco,” Environments and Societies Colloquium, UC Davis, May 11, 2016.
"Digging the Suburban Lawn: Uncovering the Racialized Landscape in Chang-rae Lee's Aloft." Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference. Moscow, ID. June 23-27, 2015.
Co-Chair, English Graduate Student Association, 2017-18
Co-Chair, Rhetoric@Davis, 2017-18
Scholars’ Symposium Co-Chair, English Graduate Student Association, 2016-17
Assistant Editor, Writing on the Edge, Fall 2014-Winter 2015
Oberlin College, B.A., 2013
English (Highest Honors) and Environmental Studies, minor in German