AboutI’m an English literature Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. My work focuses on American gothic literature and contemporary horror films. I’m particularly interested in defining the American eco-gothic. Prior to joining the doctoral program at Stony Brook, I worked as a high school teacher within the NYC public school system. This invaluable experience has led me to develop a passionate and continuing interest in pedagogical practice.
Outside of my academic life, I’m a podcast aficionado, tea addict, board game champion, and novice yogi. Some of my favorite days are spent going to the theatre.
- “’It’s a dog eat dog world’: The Neoliberal Horror of Texas Chain Saw Massacre II.” Oh, The Horror: Politics and Culture in Horror Films of the 1980s, edited by Kevin M. Scott & Connor M. Scott, McFarland & Company, Forthcoming.
- “Cartography of the Imperial Mind: The Dangerous Forms and Reforms of Dracula,” The Journal of Dracula Studies 1, 2017. pp 50-69.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences
- “’It’s a dog eat dog world’: The Neoliberal Horror of Texas Chain Saw Massacre II.” Stony Brook University English Graduate Student Conference. Feb. 23, 2018. Stony Brook, NY.
- “Porous Bodies and Infectious Environments: Edgar Allan Poe’s Atmospheres of Horror.” Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at Stoker Con. March 1-4, 2018. Providence, Rhode Island.
- “’Who would hack into a dead girl’s account?’: The Born-Digital Haunting of Unfriended (2014).” Supernatural Studies Annual Conference. March 23, 2018. Bronx Community College, CUNY, Bronx, NY.
- “Trump as ‘Daddy’: American Psycho and Hero Worship in the Neoliberal Era.” 2018 NeMLA Conference. April 12-15, 2018. Pittsburgh, PA.