Long nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American literature and culture; women’s and gender studies; environmental studies; disability studies; and utopian studies and science fiction studies


PhD, English, University of Texas at Arlington, 2017
MA, Humanities – Studies in Literature, University of Texas at Dallas, 2011
BA, Literature, University of Texas at Dallas, 2009


Editor with an Introduction. Helen Brent, M.D. By Annie Nathan Meyer. HC Critical Edition. Hastings, NE: Hastings College Press, 2018. Print. Forthcoming.
“Her Body, Herland: Reproductive Health and Dis/topian Satire in Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Utopian Studies 29.1 (2018). Forthcoming.

“Utopia, Inc.: A Manifesto for the Cyborg Corporation.” Science Fiction Studies 44.1 (2017): 21-42.

“Always Already Sexual: New Materialism in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.” Writing the Environment in Nineteenth Century American Literature: The Ecological Awareness of Early Scribes of Nature. Ed. Steven Petersheim and Malcolm P. Jones IV. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. 99-115.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

A ‘Rose’ By Any Other Name: Defining ‘Environment,’ ‘Disability,’ and the Female Body in Alcott’s Eight Cousins. The Fifth Biennial Conference for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. “Ecologies of the Mind” Panel. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Mar 22-25, 2018.


American Literature Association (ALA)
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
Society for Utopian Studies (SUS)

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