Teaching Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Ph.D. English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 2018, Dissertation Title “Reading the Natural and Preternatural Worlds in Early Modern Drama"
  • M.A. English Literature, Texas Christian University, May 2011
  • B.A. English Literature and Philosophy, University of North Texas, August 2009


I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research focuses on vernacular or lay scientific print and paradigms alongside early modern drama. I am particularly interested in how methods of reading the environment appear on the stage as educative, multivalent processes. My work appears in the journals Prose StudiesComitatusEarly Modern Literary StudiesStudies in Philology, and Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural. My research assistants are a Pug named Lady Macpug and a Boston Terrier named Bark Antony.

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  • 2019    “Shakespeare and the Magic of Mummy,” Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, forthcoming.
  • 2018    “‘Daring to Pry into the Privy Chamber of Heaven’: Early Modern Mock-Almanacs and the Virtues of Ignorance,” Studies in Philology, Winter 2018.
  • 2015    “Early Modern Almanacs and The Witch of Edmonton,” Early Modern Literary Studies, 18.1&2 (2015): 1-25.
  • 2014    “Spectatorship and Vision in The York Corpus Christi Plays,” Comitatus 45 (2014): 169-189.
  • 2013    “‘Sometimes an Actor Himselfe’: Robert Burton and Therapeutic Theatricality,” Prose Studies 35.3 (2013): 223-238.



  • 2018          Huntington Library, Short-Term Fellowship, May-June 2019.
  • 2017          Emerging Scholar Award, American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Conference. Keynote Invitation for 2019.
  • 2017          Newberry Library, American Society for Environmental History Fellow, September-October 2017.
  • 2017          MARCO Manuscript Workshop, “Envisioning Knowledge,” University of Tennessee at Knoxville, February 2017.
  • 2016          Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, Harvard University, Summer 2016.
  • 2014-15     Folger Shakespeare Library Seminar Participant, “Researching the Archive,” taught by Dr. Jean Howard and Dr. Pamela Smith.
  • 2012          Folger Shakespeare Library Seminar Participant, “Mastering Research Methods,” taught by Dr. Natasha Korda.
  • 2006-09     Ronald E. McNair Scholar.


  • 2017-18     Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate School, UNC
  • 2017          Frankel Dissertation Fellowship, Department of English, UNC, rec’d 2017 & 2015
  • 2016          Dorothy Ford Wiley Dissertation Seminar Fellowship, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, UNC
  • 2016          Jerry Leath Mills Travel Fellowship, Department of English, UNC, rec’d 2016 & 2012
  • 2016          Future Faculty Fellowship, Center for Faculty Excellence, UNC
  • 2015          Howell-Voitle Dissertation Award, Department of English, UNC
  • 2015          John R. Bittner Dissertation Award, Department of English, UNC
  • 2014          UNC-King’s College London Summer Research Fellowship, Graduate School, UNC
  • 2011-12     Medieval and Early Modern Studies Graduate Recruitment Award, UNC
  • 2010          Texas Christian University Graduate Student Senate Research Grant


  • 2017          Sarah Malone Medieval and Renaissance Studies Travel Grant
  • 2017          Shakespeare Association of America Travel Grant
  • 2017          Modern Language Society Travel Grant
  • 2016          History of Science Society Travel Grant
  • 2016          Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Travel Grant, 2016
  • 2010          South Central Renaissance Conference Competitive Graduate Student Research Grant

Courses Taught:

ENG 105 Rhetoric & Composition

ENG 120 British Literature, Medieval to 18th Century