2023, BA English, Washington and Lee University
My research focuses on the relationship between fear, colonialism, and the Gothic genre. I am interested in how eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British texts use Gothic conventions to stoke fear of colonized peoples as well as how more recent postcolonial texts reclaim these conventions to criticize colonialism. I have studied the role of spirituality in the colonial and postcolonial Gothic, including British portrayals of Obeah and other Afro-Caribbean spiritualities.
- Sidney M. B. Coulling Prize for Best Senior Work, Washington and Lee University
- Catherine Houston Campbell Scholarship in English Literature, Washington and Lee University
- Jean Amory Wornom Award for Distinguished Critical Writing, Washington and Lee University
- Sidney M. B. Coulling Prize in English, Washington and Lee University
British Literature from 1660 to 1789 | British Literature from 1789 to 1900 | Genre Theory | Literature and History | Literature and Religion | Literature and Science | Literature of the Americas | Post-Colonial Literature and Theory | The Novel | Transatlantic Studies | Travel Writing