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Early modern English drama and prose, premodern critical race studies, early modern affect theory and embodiment studies, queer theory, book history, cultural materialism, literary influence of the Bible, and modern film representations of early modern English theatre.
ENL 3: Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019
UWP1Y: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer Session 1 2018
UWP1: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2018
“Facial Recognition, Physiognomy, and Racism.” The Sundial. December 2019.
“Pregnant Monarchs, English Protestantism, and The Innocent Usurper.” Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700. 40.1. Spring 2016.
“Black Ink, White Fear: Print Materialism and the Legibility of Abject Black Flesh in Early Modern Anatomies.” In Race and/as Affect in Early Modern Literature, ed. Carol Mejia LaPerle (ACMRS Press, forthcoming).
“Abject Black Flesh and the Manufacture of White Fear in Early Modern Anatomical Illustrations,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, April 2020, Denver, Colorado. (to be presented)
“‘Take enormity by the forehead, and brand it’: Religio-racial Identity, Fleshly Legibility, and the Branding of John Traske,” Sixteenth Century Society Conference, October 2019, St. Louis, Missouri.
“Forehead (E)motions: Reading Difference in Early Modern Textual Bodies,” Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society, October 2017, Portland, Oregon.
“Foreheads, Physiognomy, and Predestination in Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller,” RMMLA 2016, October 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah.
“‘Little Factories’ and ‘Physical Mischief’: Cyborg Bodies and Enforcing Mormon Heteronormativity,” QGrad Conference 2015—“Curing the Queer”: From Pathology to Resistance, November 2015, Los Angeles, California.
“Louie B. Felt: Queer Mother of the LDS Primary,” 5th Annual Graduate Student Symposium for the Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory & Research: Emergent Feminisms of the 21st Century, May 2015, Davis, California.
“‘Written in Their Foreheades’: Reading the Forehead in The Tragedy of Mariam,” South-Central Renaissance Conference, March 2015, Raleigh, North Carolina.
“‘Broil me on Grid-Irons’: Lady Jane Grey, Perotine Massey, and Myths of Protestant Martyrdom,” 11th International Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Death and the Culture of Death in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time, May 2014, Tucson, Arizona.
“The Rumor of Lady Jane Grey’s Pregnancy,” South-Central Renaissance Conference, April 2014, Tucson, Arizona.
“A Pregnant Monarch, Double Bodies, and The Innocent Usurper,” University of Arizona Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Committee 16th Work-in-Process Symposium, December 2013, Tucson, Arizona.
“Recreating the Genealogical Trope in Black Literature: Feminism, Womanism, and Integrative Genealogy in Mama Day,” BYU Women’s Studies Third Annual Conference, November 2013, Provo, Utah.
“Latin Epitaphs in London: Bringing Classical Traditions into Anglican Spaces,” GEMS Student Graduate Research Showcase, March 2013, Tucson, Arizona. (Invited speaker)
“The Grotesque and Artistic in Early Modern Depictions of Caesarean Sections,” South-Central Renaissance Conference, March 2013, Omaha, Nebraska.
“The Character of Mary I in The Famous History of Sir Thomas Wyat,” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, March 2012, Ogden, Utah.
“Master and Servant: Parallels between Mary I and Sir Thomas Wyat, and Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot,” 6th Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, December 2011, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
“Othello and Iago: Gay, Straight, or Homoerotic?” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Select Awards and Honors
2019-2020 Bilinski Dissertation Year Fellowship
2017 Summer Humanities Fellowship
2014-2015 Provost’s Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
2014 Agnes Strickland Prize for Best Conference Paper (South-Central Renaissance Conference)
2012-2013 University of Arizona Graduate College Fellowship Award
2011 BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities Grant
2008-2012 BYU Presidential Scholarship
2018-19 Co-Chair for UC Davis English Graduate Student Association
2017-18 Events Coordinator for UC Davis English Graduate Student Association
2016-17 Feminist Theory and Research Designated Emphasis Liaison for English
2015-16 Women’s Caucus Co-Chair for UC Davis English Graduate Student Association
2014 International Conference Coordinator: South Central Renaissance Conference - Exploring the Renaissance
2013 Panel Organizer, “Black Literature: Gender, Feminism, and Womanism,” BYU Women’s Studies Third Annual Conference
2013 Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grants Judge
2013 Reviewer and Contributing Writer, Arizona International Film Festival