I teach literature in the Department of English at Florida International University. My research interests include narrative theory, global science fiction and fantasy, philosophy of language, popular culture, cognition, spatial theory, science and literature, and biblical hermeneutics.


Ph.D.               Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.Sc.               Social and Public Communication, the London School of Economics and Political Science

B.A.                Government, Smith College


Mise en Abyme and Quantum Mechanics: The Reader as Observer.” Interface between Literature and Science: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Latin American Texts, edited by Victoria Carpenter, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, pp.115-140.

“Ontology and Superposition: Where the Muppets Meet and Do Not Meet Schrödinger’s Cat.” Jim Henson and Philosophy: Imagination and the Magic of Mayhem, edited by Timothy M. Dale andJoseph F. Foy, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015, pp. 199-208.

“Charting the Extraordinary: Sentient and Transontological Spaces.” Literary Cartographies: Spatiality, Representation, and Narrative, edited by Robert T. Tally Jr., Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 199-213.

“The Bible’s Paradise and Oryx and Crake’s Paradice: A Comparison of the Relationships between Humans and Nature.” Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies, edited by Randy Laist, Rodopi Press, 2013, pp. 165-180.

“Alternate History as Countermonument.” We Are What We Remember: The American Past Through Commemoration, edited by Laura M. D’Amore and Jeffrey Meriwether, Cambridge ScholarsPublishing, 2012, pp. 114-133.

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