Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Current PhD student.
University of Massachusetts, Boston, Boston, MA
M.A. in English Literature, May 2015. Master’s final project: “Love, Forgive Us–: Embodiment and Alterity in Keats’s Lamia,” refiguring monstrous femininity through the lens of queer and transgender theory.
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
B.A. in English/Creative Writing, May 2011. Magna cum laude. Departmental honors for critical thesis, “Bitter Constraints,” on formal and generic expressions of resistance in the contemporary elegiac poem.
Fall 2016: TA for 90-person introductory lecture on serial narratives. Held office hours for paper writing and editing, created optional podcast content.
Spring 2017: Section leader for online class on science fiction and the inhuman.
University of Massachusetts:
2014-2015: Instructor of record for ENGL262g: The Art of Literature. Developed syllabus, assignments, and lesson plans in coordination with cohort of other graduate teachers.
2013-2014: Discussion section leader for ENGL250: The Monstrous Imagination in Literature. Participated in grading, planned and ran 20-student discussion sections, evaluated students’ participation in the course. Assisted in preparing material for 80-student lecture.
PRESENTATIONS & AWARDS:
“Towen Fro Ferre: Toward a Queer Ecocriticism of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.”
–Northeast Modern Language Association, May 2015 (scheduled.) On panel “Intersections: Complicating Sexualities in Middle English.”
–Beacon Graduate Conference, UMB, March 2014.
“As Close As We Can Get: Elegaic Correspondence in Anne Carson’s Nox.” Universite de Montreal Graduate Conference, April 2014. Won conference’s annual prize for Best Paper by a M.A. Student.
Academy of American Poets Prize; Youngren Award for Critical Reading; Wing Prize for Lyric Poetry.
Ruhlman Conference, Wellesley College: “Poetry and Music of Home”
Tanner Conference, Wellesley College: “Creative Writing in America and Abroad”