I am a Ph.D. Candidate in English at Stony Brook University. My work focuses on contemporary American & Anglophone literature, film, and graphic narratives with an emphasis on the environmental humanities, gender studies, and textual form.

I am currently working on my dissertation, tentatively entitled “Detection: U.S. Land, Body, and Text as Sites of Nuclearity,” which traces representations of radiation and its lingering corporeal & ecological dangers in a variety of American multi-modal narratives. I am equally concerned with how the author or artist of a nuclear story chooses to convey content, setting, and characters as with the content, setting, and characters themselves.

When I am not reading and writing, I love hiking with my rescue pup, discovering craft beer, and finding new blueberry muffin recipes.


Stony Brook University

Ph.D. Candidate, English (anticipated 2021)

Advanced Graduate Certificate: Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Advanced Graduate Certificate: Writing


University of North Carolina at Charlotte

M.A., English Literature (2014)


Gardner-Webb University

B.A., History & English (2009)

Minors: Secondary Education & Social Sciences


Blog Posts



    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Chair, “Changing Worlds Through Material, Embodied Texts” Panel, 52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 2021


    ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature & Environment)

    NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

    ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)

    MLA (Modern Language Association)

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