2012, BA English (Honors), The George Washington University
I am a PhD candidate in English who specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and poetry and poetics. I am currently completing a dissertation entitled “American Contentment (and Its Discontents),” which stages a claim for the recuperation of contentment within literary studies through an engagement with American literature from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
At UNC, I have taught introductory composition courses and TA’d for Professor Thrailkill’s Literature, Medicine, and Culture course.
• “ ‘There Is No Miracle More Cruel Than This’: Read, Relaxation, and Maternal Agency in Plath’s Three Women” (Literature and Medicine 36.1: 2018)
• Hartsell Award for excellence in teaching first year composition, 2015
- Mellon Graduate Five-Year Fellowship, 2013—2018
- Robert Bain Award for outstanding achievement in nineteenth-century American literature, 2015
- Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2018-2019