2011, BA English, Colby College
I am a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill. As a comparatist, I’ve studied Italian, Spanish, ancient Greek, Latin, Old English, Irish, and French, and my research interests include Renaissance literature, the history of medicine, theater studies, translation studies, classical reception, writing center studies, and pedagogy.
My dissertation “Deceptive Medicine and (Dis)Trust in Renaissance Drama” examines interactions between patients and medical practitioners in English, Italian, and French Renaissance comedies. The project explores how questions of trust and distrust in medical authority are reflected and dramatized in Renaissance theater.
My cross-disciplinary teaching experience has included Italian language courses, first-year composition courses, and literature survey courses. I also served for four years as a coach at the UNC Writing Center, providing one-on-one writing feedback and sharing composition strategies with more than 1000 unique students.
When not teaching, writing, or conducting research, I like to travel the world and to sing in a local community chorus.
- Erika Lindemann Teaching Award in Composition and Literature, 2019
- Literature Teaching Award, 2016
- Foreign Language Teaching Award, 2016
- Engaged Instructor Award, 2015
- Howell-Voitle Dissertation Award, 2020
- McLendon-Thomas Award in the History of Medicine, 2018
- Future Faculty Fellowship Program, 2017
- Folger Shakespeare Library Grant-in-Aid, 2015