2005, BA English, Psychology, Plan II Honors, University of Texas
2008, MA Humanities, University of Chicago
Although I came to UNC to study later-Victorian monster fiction, my obsessive Star Trek fandom redirected my research interests toward science fiction television seriality. As an educator, I likewise encourage my students to leverage their passions toward their academic work. I have taught several composition courses at UNC, including Writing Across the Disciplines and Writing in the Social Sciences, and in the Fall of 2016 I designed and taught a section of a course entitled Literature and Cultural Diversity. I’ve also been afforded the opportunity to TA for Matthew Taylor’s Literature, Medicine, and Culture and Gregory Flaxman’s Film Analysis classes. My auxiliary interests in social justice, music, and tae kwon do also keep me busy with a number of UNC-affiliated and community-based groups and projects.
Erika Lindemann Award for Excellence in Teaching Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2015
Erika Lindemann Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018
George Hills Harper Summer Research Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2013-2014
M.A.P.H. Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2007-2008
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Texas, 2005