PhD in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century British and Anglophone Literature, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2016
MA in Teaching, Wesley College, 2009
BA in English, Wesley College, Summa Cum Laude, 2008
British and Anglophone Literature and Culture, Contemporary American Literature and Culture, Composition Studies, Cultural Studies, Marxist Studies, Dystopian and Utopian Studies, Queer Theory, Reception Studies, Digital Humanities, Pedagogy, Media Studies, and the Novel.
“Walking after Brexit: ‘Uncommunal Communal’ Spaces in Ali Smith’s Autumn and Isabel
Waidner’s We Are Made of Diamond Stuff.” This invited paper is forthcoming in the
Special Issue of South Atlantic Review, “Twenty-First-Century Flânerie: From
Social Distance to Social Justice.”
“Navigating a Community-Based Research Composition Course During the COVID-19
Pandemic.” The CEA Critic, vol. 82, no. 3, 2020, pp. 250-253.
“Locating Empathy: Using Android Protagonists to Teach Oppression and
Marginalization.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language,
Composition, and Culture, vol. 19, no. 3, 2019, pp. 551-558.
“‘Remember Summer’: Twenty-First-Century Notions of Memory and Deep Time in
Louisa Hall’s Speak.” South Atlantic Review, vol. 84, no. 1, 2019, pp.123-140.
“‘Nothing Is Solid. Nothing Is Fixed’: Collaborative Authorship and Participatory
Culture in Jeanette Winterson’s The Powerbook.” Reception: Texts, Readers,
Audiences and History, vol. 9, no. 1, 2017, pp. 23-35.
“‘And Then I Am No More’: Ephemerality and the Literary Marketplace in Gabriel Josipovici’s Goldberg: Variations.”
“The Economization of Belonging and Gated Communities in Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last.”
Selected Conference Presentations:
“‘A Perpetual Agitation’: Flânerie and Empathetic Overload in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Whereabouts.”
South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, Georgia, 2021. Accepted.
“‘Uncommunal Communal’ Spaces: Vexed Flânerie in Brexit Novels.” American Comparative
Literature Association Conference. Virtual Conference, 2021.
“‘What’s a British Working-Class Stereotype?’: Brexit and the Queer Refashioning of the British
Working Class in Isabel Waidner’s We Are Made of Diamond Stuff.” South Atlantic
Modern Language Association Conference. Virtual Conference, 2020.
“Surveillance, Borders, and (Re)Imagining the Nation in Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea.”
London Science Fiction Research Community Conference. London, England (and Virtual),
“‘The Humanities Are the Enemy of Capitalism’: Neoliberalism and Lars Iyer’s Exodus.” South
Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Atlanta,Georgia, 2019.
“‘We Won the War, Ladies!’ Metafiction as Resistance in Chelsea Cain’s Mockingbird Comics.”
Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2018.