Education

Ph.D., English, Northwestern University, expected 2020

M.A., English, Northwestern University, 2017

M.A., Humanities, The University of Chicago, 2013

B.A., English, Loyola University Chicago, 2012

B.S., Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 2012

Publications

Book Review
Review of semiautomatic (2017) by Evie Shockley, Chicago Review 62:4/63:1/2, The Black Arts Movement in Chicago
 
Public Scholarship
“Panorama: Essays and Images From Life on the Rails—Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Photographs,” CB&Q: Building an Empire, An Archive from the Newberry Library, 2013
 
Poetry
“The Unicorn in Captivity: 1:23am” and “Disbelief is Fertile,” Palimpsest: Yale Graduate Literary & Arts Magazine, Volume IX: TRANS[. . .]
“Happy Birthday,” graze magazine Issue 7
“Woman at Her Toilette,” “Station Briefly, the Seasons,” and “Happy Birthday,” Colloquium magazine Issue 2
 
Fiction
“The Butcher Boy,” Diminuendo: The Loyola Quarterly Literary Magazine Volume 15, Issue 2
“Acid Gastronomy,” Diminuendo: The Loyola Quarterly Literary Magazine Volume 12, Issue 3

Projects

2019-2020 Critical Prison Studies Reading Group, Program in Critical Theory, Northwestern University

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Turing Tests and Robot Love Poems: Technological Vulnerability in Franny Choi’s Soft Science and Margaret Rhee’s Love, Robot
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2020

 
“Down and Dirty: Mimeography and DIY Activism of the Underground Press Revolution” (presenter) “Doppelgängers, the Internet, and Pedagogy” (panel chair)
Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL, November 2019
 
“In Print, Out of Bounds: Poetry of the Penal Press and the ‘Question’ of Creative Freedom”
American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, November 2019
 
“All in a Day’s Werk: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs’s TwERK and the Performance of Racial Sonic Labor”
Cultural Studies Association Conference, Black & Race Studies Working Group, New Orleans, LA, May 2019
 
“All in a Day’s Werk: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs’s TwERK and the Performance of Racial Sonic Labor”
The American Literature Association Conference, African American Literature and Culture Society, Boston, MA, May 2019
 
“Printed Internets: Pseudo-autobiography and Digital Interruptions in 21st C. Multiethnic Poetry”
Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference, Cincinnati, OH, March 2019
 
“Analog Internet: Pseudo-autobiography and the Poetics of Print Digitality in 21st-Century Multiethnic Writing”
Modern Language Association Convention, Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, Chicago, Illinois, January 2019
 
“Thinking Beyond Surfaces: Brian Kim Stefans’s Kluge: A Meditation and the Avatars of Gertrude Stein”
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 2018
 
“Please Stay Tuned: The Televisual Poetics of Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric
American Literature Seminar, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, January 2018
 
“Being, ‘Online’: Provisional Identities and the Poetics of Regressive Digitality in Mónica de la Torre’s Public Domain and Trisha Low’s The Compleat Purge
Media and Historiography Conference, Radio/TV/Film Department, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, September 2017
 
“Don’t Hate the (Word) Player: Queer Sexual Politics and the Erotics of Wordplay in Harryette Mullen’s Sleeping with the Dictionary
Graduate Student Colloquium, Department of English, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, February 2017
 
“Thinking Beyond Surfaces: Brian Kim Stefans’s Kluge: A Meditation, Gertrude Stein’s ‘Continuous Present,’ and the Corruptibility of Time”
Department of English Graduate Conference, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 2016
 
“The Erotics of Wordplay: Linguistic Jouissance and Alternative Sexual Politics in Harryette Mullen’s Sleeping with the Dictionary”
Summer Institute Symposium, University of Cologne, Germany, August 2016
 
“‘Further and further inside, the certitude of absence’: Liminality, (Non)presence, and the Poetics of Embodiment in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee
Poetry & Poetics Workshop Symposium, The University of Chicago, June 2013

Memberships

African American Literature and Culture Society, American Comparative Literature Association, American Studies Association, Cultural Studies Association, Midwest Modern Language Association, Modern Language Association, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

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