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19th- and 20th-century American literature; ecocriticism and literary geography; urban studies; critical race studies; writing, rhetoric, and composition studies
Dissertation: "Plotting Race: Narrative Form and Urban Racial Geographies"
UC Davis, 2018
Oberlin College, 2013
B.A., English (Highest Honors) and Environmental Studies, minor in German
At UC Davis
TA Consultant, Fall 2020
UWP 1A (Writers' Workshop) — Winter 2021-present
ENl 3A (Writers' Workshop) — Fall 2020-Winter 2021
ENL 3 (Intro to Literature) — Fall 2019-Spring 2020
UWP 1 (Expository Writing) — Fall 2016-Winter 2018
ENL 106 (English Grammar) — Fall 2015
ENL 138 (Contemporary British Literature) — Winter 2016
ENL 183 (Young Adult Literature) — Spring 2016
At Johannes Gutenberg–Universität Mainz, Germany (2018-19)
Theory and Methodology (MA level), 2 semesters
History and Literature of American Urbanism (MA level), 1 semester
HONORS AND AWARDS
UC Davis–Mainz Exchange Fellow, 2018-19
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
"Marita Bonner's Aesthetics of Discrimination." African American Review, vol. 53, no. 4, Winter 2020.
Co-authored with Hsuan L. Hsu. "The Spatial Turn and Critical Race Studies." The City in American Literature and Culture. Ed. Kevin R. McNamara. Forthcoming in 2021 from Cambridge UP.
Review. The Black Skyscraper by Adrienne Brown. Space Between Journal, vol. 16, 2020.
"Letter from P.J. McFadden to Henry Blake Fuller." Newberry Library Making Modernism web exhibit.
Co-authored with Janet Fiskio. "New Directions in Ecocriticism." American Literature in Transition, 2000–2010. Ed. Rachel Greenwald Smith. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
"Miasmas in Eden: Atmosphere, History, and Narrative in The House of the Seven Gables and 'Rappaccini's Daughter.'" Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, vol 24, no. 2, Fall 2017.
Assistant to the Director of First-Year Composition, UC Davis University Writing Program, 2019-20
Graduate Writing Fellow, UC Davis Writing Across the Curriculum, 2019-20
Editorial Assistant, Amerikastudien/American Studies, Oct. 2018-Feb. 2019
Undergraduate Research Mentor, UC Davis URC, Winter/Spring 2017 and 2018
GSR, Environments & Societies Colloquium, Spring 2018
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
"The City Novel as Travel Narrative: Mapping Chicago in Turn-of-the-Century Naturalism." Traveling, Narrating, Comparing: Travel Narratives of the Americas from the 18th to the 20th Century Conference. Bielefeld University, Germany. Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2019.
"'The Black Map' in Its 'Proper Frame': Intersectional Resistance in Marita Bonner's Interwar Bronzeville." The Space Between Society and Feminist inter/Modernism Association Joint Conference. Greeley, CO. June 7-9, 2018.
"'The Black Map (A book entirely unwritten)': Reframing Bronzeville from Within." American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 24-27, 2018.
"Writing About Writing Meets Ecocomposition: Discovering Literacy Places in First-Year Composition." Conference on College Composition & Communication. Kansas City, MO. March 14-17, 2018.
"'Legendary Mist': Serial History in the Atmosphere of The House of the Seven Gables." Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference. San Francisco, CA. March 1-4, 2018.
"Putting Pedagogical Theory into Practice: A Metacognitive Self-Study." Poster Session. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference. Davis, CA. Dec. 1, 2017.
“‘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.
"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.