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I study contemporary and twentieth-century American literature through the lens of visual media that include film, photography, and other tech media. My research explores the rippling effects of slow violence via (neo)liberalism on displaced communities and the global environment and how literary and visual narratives can act as sites of social and environmental empowerment.
Environmental Humanities, Eco-Media, Film Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Geography, 20th-Century American Literature, Transnational American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Displacement Studies, California and the West
PhD English. University of California, Davis. 2021 - present. (In progress)
MA English Literature. San Francisco State University. 2020. (Master’s thesis: “Storied City: Disenchanting and Re-Enchanting the Myths of Los Angeles”)
BA Literatures in English and BA History, summa cum laude. University of California, San Diego. 2015.
UWP 001: Introduction to Academic Literacies, Fall 2021-current
ENL 182: Literature of California, Fall 2021
ENL 10B: Literatures in English II: 1700-1900, Winter 2022
ENL 155B: 19th Century British Novel, Spring 2022
ECS 188: Ethics in an Age of Technology, Summer 2022
English Department Professor Jack Hicks Award, Rated Podcast, Spring 2023 (with Stacey Baran and Jeremy Freeman)
“Didion’s Los Angeles: Dis-Enchanting the California Dream,” Interpretations: Journal of the SFSU Graduate Literature Association, May 2020.
“From Idol to God: Feminine Apotheosis in Mina Loy's ‘Parturition’,” Interpretations: Journal of the SFSU Graduate Literature Association, November 2019
“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: the (Eco-)Horror of California Carceral Geographies.” ASLE 2023 Biennial Conference, Portland, OR, July 2023
“Selves, Shelves, and Shells: The Supermarket as an Echo-Chamber of Postmodern Anxieties,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference, November 2019.
“From Idol to God: Feminine Apotheosis in Mina Loy's ‘Parturition’,” SFSU English Department Conference, May 2019.