Long-time Californian, Associate Professor of English, CSUN Senator-At-Large, and coffee lover. (Yes, I have collected a million mugs.) Also, I go by she/her.
As a researcher and teacher, I am working to better understand the relationship between forms and genres of print culture and the history and culture of the nineteenth-century Anglophone world. I have been published in the Journal of Transnational American Studies and have essays in Engaging the Age of Jane Austen: Public Humanities in Practice (book), the Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, and more.
When I am not reading or teaching, I work on digital and public humanities initiatives in my free time. Most recently, I won a CSUN Community Engagement Seed grant to help my students craft a collection of podcasts that augmented CSUN’s annual University Library exhibit, Los Angeles On Film and On Record. My pedagogy and podcast series are briefed in CSUN’s University Library E-News! https://library.csun.edu/eNews/Spring-2021/featured
EducationMA/Ph.D. American Studies, Brown University
MA in Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz
BA in English, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Publications“Wiki-Editing and the Digital Classroom.” Engaging the Age of Jane Austen: Public Humanities in Practice. University of Iowa Press (January 2019).
“Beyond the Black Atlantic: Pacific Rebellions and the Gothic in Herman Melville’s “Benito Cereno”.” Journal of Transnational American Studies 8.1 (August 2017).
ProjectsFaculty Advisor. CSUN Student Podcast Series for CSUN’s University Library’s annual exhibit, “Los Angeles: On Film and Record.”
Faculty Research Participant (topic modeling and writing). WE1S Summer Research Group at CSUN (WhatEvery1Says project).
Research Associate and Encoder. The Modernist Journals Project, Brown University, 2013-14, Summer 2012.
Research Associate and Encoder. Women Writers Project, Brown University, 2009-2010.
Upcoming Talks and ConferencesFaculty Mentor, Public Humanities Incubator Showcase panel, MLA 2023
ASA (American Studies Association)