My research and teaching coalesce around the literary and cultural study of science and medicine, exploring the narratives that shape understandings of illness, health, disability, and embodiment.

My book manuscript, “Our Microbes: Imagining Human Interdependence with Bacteria in American Literature, Science, and Culture, 1880-1930,” merges my background in microbiology and literary studies to examine the diverse representations of microorganisms in the years between the popularization of germ theory and the widespread use of antibiotics.


Ph.D., English & Comparative Literature, 2018 | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A., English Language and Literature, 2011 | University of Maryland, College Park

B.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2006 | Lebanon Valley College


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