2017 to present Instructor (full-time faculty), Department of English, Florida International University
Affiliated Faculty: Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, Florida International University
Ph.D. summa cum laude, English Language and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison (May 2017)
Committee: Caroline Levine (Chair), Susan David Bernstein, Mario Ortiz-Robles, Theresa M. Kelley
M.A. summa cum laude, English Language and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012)
B.A., summa cum laude, English Literature, Washington State University (2009)
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
British literature of the long nineteenth century, emphasis on poetry, prosody, and poetics; new formalism; history of science; biopolitics; public health; politics and aesthetics; new media studies and histories of the book; religion; law
- “‘Half-Poets’ and ‘Whole Democrats’: The Politics of Poetic Aggregation in Aurora Leigh.” Victorian Poetry (forthcoming February 2018).
- “Transitions, Queer Social Counting, and the Intimate Integrity of Michael Field.” Women’s Writing, special issue celebrating 25th anniversary of the British Women Writer’s Conference, “Generations” (forthcoming Winter 2017/18).
- “James Thomson’s The City of Dreadful Night and the Forms of Secularist Congregation.” Victorian Periodicals Review 49.2 (Summer 2016): 228-48.
- “This ‘Magic Moment’: Ephemera in Ezra Pound’s Cantos as Literary Readymades.” South Atlantic Review 80.1-2 (December 2015): 24-41.
Chapters in Conference Volumes
- “Epic Innovations in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh.” Tradition(s)/Innovation(s): Selected Papers from the 2016 Northern Nineteenth-Century Colloquium. Eds. Francois Ropert and Peggy Blin-Cordon. Les Cahiers d’Agora. Paris: L’Harmattan (forthcoming Spring 2017).
- “The Reconciliations of Poetry in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts, or Why it’s ‘perfectly ridiculous to call it a novel.” Virginia Woolf Writing the World: Selected Papers from the Twenty-fourth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Eds. Pamela Caughie and Diana Swanson. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2015. 191-96.
Edited Collections and Special Issues
- Guest Editor, Introduction, Special issue “Longevity Networks,” Victoriographies 6.3 (Sept. 2016): 191-99.
- Review of Meredith Martin’s The Rise and Fall of English Meter (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2012). Victoriographies 5.2 (Fall 2015).
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Quantified Lives: Nineteenth-Century British Poetry and the Mathematics of Social Totality
“Mereological Criticism and the Future of the Field.” (under review)
FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS
- 2016 Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 2016 Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Dissertation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 2015 Sally Mead Hands Post-prelims Summer Dissertation Fellowship
- University Housing Honoured Instructors Award, Spring 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Nominee, 2014-2015 Madison Undergraduate Students of English (MUSE) Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- University Housing Honoured Instructors Award, Spring 2014, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Nominee, English 100 Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2013-2014, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Chair’s Ph.D. Essay Prize 2013 for “The Reconciliations of Verse in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts, or Why it’s ‘perfectly ridiculous to call it a novel,’” University of Wisconsin-Madison. Awarded annually by faculty through a blind submission process to one Ph.D. student in course work.
- Alexander B. Chamber MA Essay Competition 2012 for “This ‘Magic Moment’: Ephemera in Ezra Pound’s Cantos as Literary Readymades,” University of Wisconsin-Madison. Awarded annually by faculty through a blind submission process to one student from the most recent MA cohort.
- President’s Award for Student Leadership 2009, Washington State University. Awarded to less than 1% of 25,000 students university-wide.
- Auvil Research Fellowship, Washington State University-Pullman. Designed and conducted independent research project, “Judith or Jezebel?: Rhetorical Erasure of Polytheism.” September 2008-May 2009.
- Best Critical Essay 2009 for “Exercising the Blakean Dialectic in ‘The Mental Traveller,’”Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature Award, Emerging Poetics category, University of Portland. Awarded to one student at conference attended by students from 22 West Coast universities.
- Emeritus Society Award for Research and Scholarship in the Arts and Humanities 2009 for “Cats, Birds, or Cows: Nietzsche’s Treatment of the Feminine,” Washington State University. Awarded to one student university-wide.
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
- UW-Madison Graduate School Conference Presentation Conference Grant for British Women Writers Association 25th Annual Conference
- Denis and Martha Washburn Wharton Conference Travel Grant for MLA 2017
- Dr. Henry Brosin Graduate Student Travel Grant for North American Victorian Studies Association 2017
- North American Victorian Studies Association Graduate Student Travel Grant 2016
- Victorian Institutes Conference Graduate Student Travel Grant 2016
- UW-Madison Graduate School Conference Presentation Travel Grant for ACLA 2016
- Modern Language Association Travel Grant for MLA 2016
- Denis and Martha Washburn Wharton Travel Grant for MLA 2016
- Herlihy-Jones Graduate Student Travel Grant for NAVSA 2014
- North American Victorian Studies Association Graduate Student Travel Grant 2014
- British Women Writers Association Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2013
- Lola Hamilton King Endowed Scholarship in Education, 2009
- Washington State University Academic Excellence Grants (Spring, Summer & Fall terms), 2008-2009
- Women in Action Scholarship, 2008
- Washington State University Alumni Association Scholarship, 2008
- George A. Comegys Scholarship, 2008
- American Business Women’s Association Scholarship, 2007
- “Augusta Webster’s Unfinished Forms.” Northeast Victorian Studies Association. Philadelphia, PA. Apr. 2018.
- “Nonscalable Forms and Epistemological Mediation.” (panel with Jill Ehnenn, Devin Griffiths, Tanya Agathocleous, and Virginia Piper), Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies. San Francisco, CA. Mar. 2018.
- “Goblin Market and the Durability of Uncertainty.” (panel with Kate Flint and Joanna Swafford), North American Victorian Studies Annual Conference. Banff, Alberta, Canada. Nov. 2017.
- “Generating a ‘veritable Michael’: The Intimate Integrity of Michael Field.” British Women Writers Conference. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. June 2017.
- Roundtable participant: “British Women Writers as Models for 21st-Century Activism.” British Women Writers Conference. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. June 2017.
- “‘That Crammed Mass’: Social Disruptions and Aggregations in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh.” (panel with Emily Harrington and Lorenzo Servitje), North American Victorian Studies Annual Conference. Phoenix, Arizona. November 2016.
- “The Calculus, the Infinitesimal, and the Non-narratable in Wordsworth’s Prelude.” International Conference on Romanticism 2016. Colorado Springs, CO. October 2016.
- “Of Long Poems and Exiled Populations: Charlotte Smith’s The Emigrants and Mathilde Blind’s The Heather on Fire.” (panel with Michael Martel, Sophia Hsu, and Lorenzo Servitje), Victorian Institute Conference 2016. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Oct. 2016.
- “‘To be so separate having been so near’: Augusta Webster’s Set Theory.” Victorian Institute Conference 2016. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. October 2016.
- “The Epic Innovations of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh.” Northern Nineteenth-Century Network Colloquium. Université Cergy-Pontoise, France. April 2016. Theme: ‘Tradition(s)/Innovation(s).’
- “Aggregative Poetics in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh.” 2016 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Harvard University. Boston, MA. March 2016.
- “Christina Rossetti’s Quantifying Sonnet.” 131st Annual Modern Language Association Convention. Austin, TX. January 2016.
- “‘The Other Page Half-Writ’: Michael Field and the Queer Quantification of Biopower.” 29th Annual Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference. Houston, TX. November 2015.
- “When the Serial is Lyrical: Thomas Hardy’s Return to ‘Wild Regions of Obscurity.’” North American Victorian Studies Annual Conference. London, Ontario. November 2014.
- “The Reconciliations of Verse in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts, or Why it’s ‘perfectly ridiculous to call it a novel.’” 24th International Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, June 2014.
- “‘In search of body’: Rhythmic Vitalism and Resurrected ‘Life’ in Robert Browning’s The Ring and the Book.” Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, Portland, OR, November 2013.
- “Toru Dutt’s ‘Deathless Trees’: Resurrecting Colonial Mimicry as Syncretic Poetics.” British Women Writers Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 2013.
- “This ‘Magic Moment’: Ephemera in Ezra Pound’s Cantos as Literary Readymades.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Duke University, Durham, NC, November 2012.
- “Atlantic Transitions: Conceptualizing Oceanic Space for Nineteenth-century Travel Narratives.” Eighteenth-Century Studies Group and the Nineteenth-Century Forum, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, September 2012.
CONFERENCES AND PANELS ORGANIZED
- Panel Organizer: “Patterns of Preservation.” (with Kate Flint and Joanna Swafford), North American Victorian Studies Association Annual Convention. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Nov. 2017.
- Panel Organizer: “Social Measures: Poetry’s Martial, Marital, and Temporal Masses.” (with Emily Harrington and Lorenzo Servitje), North American Victorian Studies Association Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ, November 2-5, 2016. Theme: “Social Victorians.”
- Panel Organizer: “What’s Vital About Statistics?: The Critical Nineteenth-century Statistical Imaginary.” (Audrey Jaffe, respondent; special session with Meegan Kennedy and Lorenzo Servitje), 131st Annual Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Austin, TX, January 7-10, 2016. Presidential Theme: Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, Future.
- Conference Co-Chair: “Texts and Violence.” 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Literature, “MadLit”, University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 20-22, 2014. Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, “Words, Images, and War: Joe Sacco and the Work of Comics Journalism.”
Instructor, Florida International University
ENL 4251/4260, Studies in 19th-Century British Literature, “The Social Measures of Victorian Poetry”
ENG 2012, Approaches to Literature, “Scales of Judgment” (Hybrid Fall 2017; Spring 2018)
ENG 2012, Approaches to Literature, “Scales of Judgment” (Online Spring 2018)
ENG 4251, Victorian Literature, “19th-Century Women Write the Empire” (Fall 2017; Fall 2018)
LIT 4931, Special Topics in Women’s Studies, “A Woman’s Place: Home, Work, and the Nation in 19th-Century Literature (Fall 2017)
Graduate Instructor of Record, University of Wisconsin-Madison
ENG 100, Freshman Composition and Rhetoric, “Information Literacy, Fake News, and the Rhetorical Work of Citizenship” (Spring 2017)
ENG 100, Freshman Composition and Rhetoric (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014)
Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
ENG 178, Digital Media, Literature, and Culture, “Frankenstein, Robocop, and Big Data: Human Memory / Digital Memory” (Spring 2016)
ENG 215/241, British Literature to 1760 (Spring 2013 and Fall 2015)
ENG 142, Mystery and Crime Fiction (Spring 2015)
ENG 242, Survey of British and American Literature 1800-Present, “The Human” (Fall 2014)
ENG 168, Animals in 20th-century Literature (Fall 2012)
Writing Center Instruction & Leadership
Writing Center Instructor (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Aug. 2013-May 2017)
Writing Center Outreach Instructor (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Aug. 2014-May 2017)
Writing Center Outreach Coordinator (University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2015-May 2016)
Writing Center Summer Session Instructor (University of Wisconsin-Madison, May-Aug. 2015)
Skype Writing Center Instructor (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jan. 2014-Dec. 2015)
Community Writing Instructor, Madison Writing Assistance (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Aug. 2011-May 2012)
Selected Guest Lectures
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, ENG 178 Spring 2016, Digital Media, Literature, and Culture, “Frankenstein, Robocop, and Big Data: Human Memory / Digital Memory” – “Where’s Igor? or, Why you might ‘hate’ Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” (Feb. 24, 2016)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, ENG 241 Fall 2015, Literature and Culture I (Anglophone Literature to 1750) – “John Donne’s Poetry: Geography, the Body, and Microcosms” (Nov. 2, 2015)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, ENG 142 Spring 2015, Murder and Detective Fiction —“Code-breaking: The Bletchley Circle’s History, Codes, and Patterns” (Apr. 20, 2015).
- Northeastern State University (Tulsa, OK) ENG 4901/5631 Living Literature Seminar: Imagining the Other in Star Trek and Dr. Who, Professor Christina Cedillo (Nov. 24, 2014) — “Ood-les of Others: Female Companions as the Ultimate Alien in Dr. Who” (lecture via Skype).
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, ENG 242 Fall 2014, Anglophone Literature 1800 to Present — “‘This wave in the mind’: Structure, Genre, and Rhythm in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse” (Nov. 6, 2014).
RESEARCH AND PROJECT ASSISTANTSHIPS
- Project Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Assisted Department Chair Caroline Levine with administrative project involving updates to departmental course numbering. Spring 2013.
- Project Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Assisted Professor Susan David Bernstein with completion of her ms., Roomscape: Readers at the British Museum (2013). August 2011-December 2012.
- Research Assistant, Washington State University-Vancouver. Assisted Professor Pavithra Narayanan with completion of her ms., What are you reading? The World Market and Indian Literary Production (2012). May 2009-January 2011.
- Research Assistant, Washington State University-Vancouver. Assisted Professor Wendy Dasler Johnson with the completion of her ms., Serious Sentimentalism: A Rhetoric of Antebellum American Women’s Poetry (2017). May 2009- December 2010.
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
- Secretary to the Literature Gateway Curriculum Committee, Florida International University, 2017-Present
- Committee Member to the Literature Track Committee, Florida International University, 2017-Present
- Commenting Mentor for 7 Undergraduate Writing Fellows, 2015-16
- Literary Studies TA Mentor, 2015-16
- Committee Member, Wisconsin Experience Grant Committee, 2014-2015
- Judge, Wisconsin Public Radio 3-Minute Science Flash Fiction Contest, 2014
- Advisory Committee Member, Undergraduate Writing Awards, UW-Madison 2014
- Co-chair, UW-Madison English department Graduate Student Association 2013-2014
- Board Member,WSU-V Student Media Relations Board, Aug. 2008-May 2009
- Editor of the LIT 1000 FIU textbook project in collaboration with W. W. Norton & Company, Florida International University, 2018-Present
- North American Book Reviews Editor, Victoriographies, Edinburgh University Press, October 2015-Present.
- Editorial Assistant to Editor Julian Wolfreys, Victoriographies. Edinburgh University Press, July 2012-Present.
- Editor & Collaborator, Post-Collegiate Outcomes Initiative. A partnership of The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Washington, D.C., 2015.
- Assistant to the Reviews Editor Susan David Bernstein, Nineteeth-Century Gender Studies. Madison, WI, August 2011-May 2012.
- Editorial Assistant to Editor Carol Siegel, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. Vancouver, WA, March 2010-December 2011.
- Editorial Intern to Editor Stephen Reichert, Smartish Pace. Baltimore, MD, May 2009-September 2010.
- Editor-in-Chief, WSU’s Undergraduate Salmon Creek Journal. Vancouver, WA, August 2008-May 2009.
OTHER PUBLICATION EXPERIENCE
- “Gershom,” Salmon Creek Journal, Annual Edition 2010. Print.
- Weight, A Chapbook. (under submission)
- “Red Pen,” “Ladybug,” “Madrona,” “Alice.” Windmills, November 2009. Web.
- “Stolen.” Soundzine, October 2009. Web.
- “To Coin a Phrase.” Albion, National Undergraduate Literary Review, Spring 2009. Print.
- “The Fat Lady at Eight.” Salmon Creek Journal, Annual Edition 2009. Print.
- “Butcher,” “Chimney Bird,” “Lightening.” Wilderness House Literary Review, 2008. Web.
- “Absence,” “Cat Burglar,” “Ennelin, or Gutenberg’s Lover,” “Full Stops,” “Icarus,” “Laundered.” Salmon Creek Journal, Annual Edition 2008. Print.
- “Gods of the Dirt.” Atlanta Review, South America Edition, Spring 2002. Print.; used by permission for permanent URL to “Great Poetry” for Atlanta Review website; reprinted by request of the editors in The Gift of Experience: Atlanta Review’s 10-year Anthology, 2005.
- “Precious.” Little Brown Poetry Review, Winter 2000. Print.
- “The Ears.” University of Wisconsin Pigs ‘n’ Poets Literary Review, Annual Edition 1999. Web.
Modern Language Association
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
International Conference on Romanticism
North American Victorian Studies Association
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association
British Women Writers Association
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
French: advanced translation ability, proficient speaking ability
German: proficient translation ability