Curriculum Vitae


PhD, English Literature, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 

MA, English Literature, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 

BA, Literature, Magna Cum Laude, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY 

BA, Communication Studies, Magna Cum Laude, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY 

Peer Reviewed Publications

“Alice and the Doorkeeper: Paradox, Terror, Then and Now.” Article. Thresholds 50: Before//After. Forthcoming 2022.

“Hurston and Transcontinental Imperialism.” Hurston in Context. Chapter. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming 2022.

“Baldwin, Individualism, and the Means of White Self-Empowerment.” Article. The Faulkner Journal. Special Issue: William Faulkner, Race, and the Work of Antiracism. Forthcoming 2022.

“Woolf in the Background: Distance as Visual Philosophy, Then and Now.” Chapter. Mobility, Spatiality, and Resistance in Literary and Political Discourse. Ed. Christian Beck. Palgrave Macmillan. Fall 2021.

“Rhythmic and Distant Depths in Joyce and Tóibín.” Article. Irish Studies Review. Forthcoming 2021.

“Ritual Architectures: Doorless and Makeshift Boundaries in Faulkner’s Slave Quarters.” Essay. Faulkner and Slavery. Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series. University of Mississippi Press. Forthcoming 2020.

“János Mailáth’s ‘Erzsi die Spinnerin’: Introduction and Translation.” Article and Translation. Modern Language Studies. Vol. 49, No. 2. Winter 2020.

“The Tension of Intention: Merleau-Ponty Gestures Toward Kafka.” Article. Chiasmi International. Issue 21. Fall 2019.

“Woolf and Zitkala-Sa: Subjectivity and Nationalism.” Article. Virginia Woolf Miscellany. Winter 2018. Special Issue on Woolf and Indigenous Literatures.

“The Code of Mad Men: Emotional Labor, Schizophrenia and the Computer Age.” Article. The Journal of Popular Culture. April 2017. Volume 50, Issue 2, pp. 341-62.

Under Review

“Southern City Mysteries and the Sexual Economy of Genre.” Article. Southern Studies. Scheduled to be published 2024.

On the Threshold: Modernism, Doorways, and Building with the Body. Book. Manuscript review in progress.

“Rushdie’s The Golden House and the Terror of Essentialism.” Article. The Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

“Glib and Incontestable: Inspirational Family Décor and the Architecture of Belief.” Article. Architecture and Culture.

“Flat-pack Bauhaus: Mid-century Modern and Nostalgia for Revolution.” Article. Theory, Culture & Society.


“Interview with David Michael Kleinberg-Levin.” Chiasmi International. Forthcoming Fall 2019.

“‘An Austere, Whispering Power’: An Interview with Colm Tóibín.” Columbia Journal. July 2019. 

Selon Marta Nijhuis and Mauro Carbone: Screens, Surfaces, and Shadows.” The Ocean State Review. Fall 2017. 

Works in Progress

Moving Fiction, Tracing the Body. Book. Funded by American Association of University Women, American Fellowship. Writing period July 2020-June 2021.

“Faulkner’s Architectural Dialogue in ‘Mirrors of Chartres Street.’” Article. (To be submitted to Modern Fiction Studies).

Creative Publications

“The Wanderer.” Short Story. (Under Review).

“The Beauty of Sleep.” Short Story. (Under Review).

“Layers of Civilization.” Short Story. (Under Review).

“Falling Rock.” Short Story. (Under Review).

“Achan.” Short Story. (Under Review).

 “Once I Ran for You.” Short Story. (Under Review).

“The Man Takes His Time.” Short Story. Chicago Quarterly Review. Vol. 31. (Published Summer 2020).

“Hypnotist Collector.” Short Story. Hotel Amerika. Vol. 14. (Published Fall 2016).

Teaching Experience

Providence College, Providence, RI

     Visiting Assistant Professor, Providence College, Providence, RI

            DWC 202 Colloquium: Alienation, Space, and the Body

            (Co-Taught, Spring 2022)

            DWC 102 Medieval to Early Modern period (Team-Taught, Spring              2022)

            DWC 201 Modernity: Development of Western Civilization                        (Team-Taught, Fall 2021)

AAUW American Fellowship Research Leave (2020-2021 academic year)

       ENG 175 Introduction to Literature: Reading the Body (Spring 2020)

       Team-Taught Course: Chemistry and the Modern World (Fall 2019)

       ENG 301 Intermediate Writing: Modern Experience (Fall 2019)

       ENG 301 Intermediate Writing:

           Theories and Literatures of Argumentation (Spring 2019)

        ENG 101 Writing Seminar: Diversity and Power (Fall 2018)

Bryant University, Providence, RI

        LCS 121 Introduction to Literary Studies (Fall 2017-Spring 2020)

Johnson & Wales  University, Providence, RI

ILS 2090 The Working Life (Fall 2017)

ENG 1020 College Composition (Fall 2017-Fall 2018)

ENG 1021 Advanced Composition and Communication (Winter 2017-Spring 2018)

The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

GWS 220 Women and Natural Science (Online), Teaching Assistant (Summer & 2016)

ENG 205B Creative Writing: Fiction (Spring 2017)

ENG 243 The Short Story: Southern Short Fiction (Spring 2016-Fall 2016)

ENG 160 World Literature: 20th Century Fiction/Global Spaces/Freedom and Power (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

ENG 110 Introduction to Literature: Modernism (Fall 2014)

WRT 104 Writing to Inform and Explain (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)

 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Writing Seminar (Online and In Person) (Fall 2010-Summer 2013)

Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY

ENG 101 College Composition (Fall 2009-Spring 2013)

ENG 105 Introduction to Literature (Fall 2010-Spring 2013)

ENG 200 Advanced Composition (Fall 2011)

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

Principles of Writing (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)

LIT 101 Introduction to Literature (Fall 2010-Spring 2011)

Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN, distance course taught to Rochester Coast Guard

ENG 101: Composition (Summer 2010)

SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY

ENG 102 College Composition (Fall 2008)

Courses in Special Topics

Arts of Expression: Global Mythology (Fall 2011- Spring 2013), RIT

ENG 237 Ethnicity and Cultural Difference in Literature, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2008), SUNY Oswego

Writing Tutor, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY (September 2005- May 2006)

Awards and Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellow: Hurston on the Horizon. July 2021.

Pushcart Prize Nomination. Modern Language Studies. November 2020.

American Association for University Women, American Fellowship. Award Amount: Full $30,000. Postdoctoral Researcher for 2020-2021.

Northeast Modern Language Association Summer Research Fellowship. Award Amount: Full $1500. Franz Kafka Archives, Bodleian Library at Oxford University. August 17-25, 2019.

Modern Language Association Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member Travel Grant. Award amount: Full $400. January 2019.

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Grant. Co-wrote proposal materials for Phenomenology and the Arts Today conference funding, won full $2000 grant. April 2017.

Excellence in Teaching Award. English Department. URI, April 2017.

First place winner, The Nancy Potter Short Story Contest, Graduate Division. “The Man Takes His Time.” English Department. URI, April 2017.

Hope and Heritage Travel Grant. URI, May 2015-September 2016.

Excellence in Teaching Award. English Department. URI, April 2016.

First place winner, The Nancy Potter Short Story Contest, Graduate Division. “Achan.” English Department. URI, April 2016.

John W. Hunt Memorial/Faulkner Journal Scholarship. The William Faulkner Society, July 2015.

Excellence in Service Award. English Department. URI, April 2015.

First place winner, The Nancy Potter Short Story Contest, Graduate Division. “Hypnotist Collector.” English Department. URI, April 2015.

Center for the Humanities Graduate Research Grant. Dissertation chapter, “Faulkner’s Phenomenology: ‘Lived’ Spaces in Fictive Southern Architecture.” URI, Spring 2015.

Decker Award, Best Student Essay, “Insight and Intrigue: The Man of Law’s Tale.” Roberts Wesleyan College, Spring 2005.

Conference Presentations

“The Monotonous New in Kafka’s Hotel Diaries.” International Symposium: Literary Hotels. University of Athens. Virtual presentation. September 2021.

“Tóibín’s Border through the Decades and the Power of Passivity.” Roundtable Discussion. Ireland’s Borders, Old and New. Modern Language Association Conference. Toronto, ON. January 2021.

“Hurston’s Anti-Empire: Streets and Porches in Dialogue.” Southern Modernist Women Writers and the Streets. Round table discussion hosted by Carson McCullers Society. Modernist Studies Association Conference. Accepted for Brooklyn, NY, October 2020.

“‘Freedom from what? From work?’: Faulkner’s Rural Taylorism and the Economy of Bodily Motion.” Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. Accepted for Oxford, MS, July 2020. Rescheduled for July 2022.

“Kafka’s Marionette Drawings, Primitive Form, and Pictorial Language Systems.” Poster session display sponsored by NeMLA summer research fellowship 2019. Northeast MLA convention. Boston, MA, March 2020.

“János Mailáth’s ‘Erzsi die Spinnerin,’ Kierkegaard’s Shirt, and Infinite Resignation.” Presidential Theme Panel. Modern Language Association Conference. Chicago, IL, January 2019.

“Ritual Architectures: Doorless and Makeshift Boundaries in Faulkner’s Slave Quarters.” Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, Oxford, MS, July 2018.

“The Revival of Mid-Century Modern and New Mass Markets.” French Society for Modernist Studies (SEM). Paris Sorbonne University, June 2018.

“Kafka Inspects from the Outside: The Joy of Mechanics in Amerika.” Phenomenology and the Arts Today. The University of Rhode Island, April 2017.

“Everett’s I Am Not Sidney Poitier: The Excess and Exhibition of Southern Place.” The Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Boston, March 2016.

 “‘That Strange Threshold’: Faulkner’s Doorways to Being.” English Department Speaker Series, The University of Rhode Island, February 2016.

“The Mysteries of Memphis: Sanctuary and the Pornographic Tradition.” Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, Oxford, MS, July 2015.

“Rilke’s ‘Soundless Senses’: Sound and Reproduction in The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Toronto, ON, May 2015.

“Woolf Performs ‘Parrhesia’: Art and Freedom Between the Acts.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Toronto, ON, May 2015.

Between the Acts: Historical Ontology and the (Im)possible ‘Now.’” University of Rhode Island Graduate Conference, Kingston, RI, April 2014.

“Individual Erasure and Symbol Creation: Implications of Dialogue between Derrida and Wittgenstein.” Paul Lucas History Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2008.

“The Religious Ideas of Rainer Maria Rilke.” (presented my translation and review of scholarship)  QUEST conference, Oswego, NY, 2008.

“Kafka on Trial: A Burkean Read.” Eastern Communications Association, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.

Editing and Administrative Experience

Manuscript Editor, Galen Johnson, URI

            Edited Merleau-Ponty’s Poetic of the World (Fordham UP, 2020)                          (May-August 2018)

Manuscript Editor, Mauro Carbone, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

            Edited and located translations for chapters on Proust and                          Baudelaire, Merleau-Ponty’s Poetic of the World

Manuscript Editor, Karen Stein, English Department, URI                                     (July 2017, 2016)

           Edited bibliography and researched interviews for

         Adrienne Rich: Challenging Authors

Research Assistant and Conference Organizer, Galen Johnson, Philosophy Department, URI    

            Organized and coordinated conference,

           “Phenomenology and the Arts Today,” April 2017

Annual Report Editor, Provost’s Office, SUNY Oswego                        (June 2008- August 2008)

Graduate Assistant, Office of Learning Services, SUNY Oswego    (September 2007- May 2008)

BOA Editions Intern, BOA Editions, Ltd., Rochester, NY                 (January 2006- August 2007)

Select Professional Service and Development

Writing Committee, Member, Providence College (Spring 2020, Fall 2020) Feminist Formations, Peer Reviewer (October 2019)

The Past is Never Dead: The Story of William Faulkner, Interviewee, Documentary forthcoming 2019 (July 2018)

Forty-first Annual International Merleau-Ponty Circle Conference. “A Portrait of the Writer as a Philosopher,” Introducer and Moderator for Keynote Speaker, Rudolf Bernet. St. Catharines, ON, Canada (September 2016)

Graduate Student Association, Senator (Spring 2016)

General Education Initiative, Writer for World Literature course template (Summer 2015)

ENG 999, Teaching Literature Training, TA Mentor (2015-2017)

URI Graduate Conference, Keynote Speaker Introducer (Spring 2015)

URI Graduate Conference, Committee Member (Spring 2015)

Graduate Liaison, English Department (2014-2015)

Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, Workshop Facilitator, Percival Everett’s I Am Not Sidney Poitier (June 2014)

Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, Committee Member (2014)

University of Rhode Island English Department Blog, Contributor (2013-2017)

Association for Writers and Writing Programs in Seattle, WA, Media Representative and vendor for Ocean State Review (February 2014)

Ocean State Review, Marketing Manager (2013-2014)

Information Literacy Assessment Initiative in Gen Ed, URI (Fall 2013)

Writing Program Assessment (RIT) (Summer 2013, Fall 2010)