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2018, BA Classics, minors French & English, summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania


I research 19th and 20th century US poetry and poetics. My dissertation seeks to answer what it means to be an American poet by examining the use of classics in the US tradition. In studying the ways in which classical culture is adapted by US poets, I trace the emergence of ideas of Americanness, as projected against the backdrop of a standardized cultural inheritance.

An earlier version of my dissertation idea, “Du Bois as the American Poet,” won the Graduate Student Conference Paper Award from the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society in 2023.



  • “Review of The Oxford Handbook of Emily Dickinson.” Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin 35.1 (2023), 19-20.

Poems et al.:

  • “On Hudson River.” Bayou (forthcoming).
  • My Mother Says.” Rattle 83 (2024).
  • Flux. BlazeVOX: Fall 2021, 412-18.
  • Lai-jee.” Indiana Review 43.1 (2021), 85-92.

Teaching Awards

  • Doris Betts Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, 2023



  • Graduate Student Conference Paper Award, Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, 2023
  • Dickinson Critical Institute Grant, Emily Dickinson International Society, 2022


  • Bain Award (Excellence in Pre-1900 American Lit.), UNC-CH DOECL, 2023
  • Travel Grant, UNC-CH DOECL, 2023
  • Transportation Grant, UNC-CH Graduate School, 2022
  • Travel Award, UNC-CH Graduate & Professional Student Government, 2022
  • Booker Fellowship, UNC-CH DOECL, 2021
  • Inclusive Excellence Top-Up, UNC-CH Graduate School, 2021

Curriculum Vitae / Resume