PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
MA, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, University of Utah
Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Early American Literature
- Transatlantic Studies
- Theory of the Novel
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- ENGL 1113 and 1213 -- Composition I and II
- ENGL 1313 -- Honors Writing: Youth Culture Then and Now
- ENGL 1413 -- Honors Writing: Definitions of Heroism
- ENGL 2413 -- Introduction to Literature
- “Free Love Among the Ruins.” Special Issue: “Transatlantic Blithedale.” ed. Derek Pacheco and Michael Demson. Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 43.1 (Spring 2017): 62-86.
- “Poets Hating Poetry.” Oklahoma Humanities (Spring/Summer 2017): 19-23.
- “The Americans in the English Men of Letters.” Transatlantic Literature and Author Love in the Nineteenth Century. ed. Ann Rowland and Paul Westover. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
- “Tourist Love: The Erotics of Travel in James’s Early Fiction.” Henry James Review 37.1 (Winter 2016): 33-50.
- “ ‘The Imperfection of Mr. Fearing’: Hawthorne and Disability Narratives,” ALA in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2017.
- “The Art (and Science) of Travelling Companions,” Midwest MLA in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2016.
Honors & Offices
- Travel Grant for Visiting Professors, Oklahoma State University, 2016.
- Finalist, Writing 1 Faculty Award, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014.
- Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012.
I am currently studying the rise of the “tourist love story” in American literature and film. I'm also working on a coming-of-age novel that follows a young returned Mormon missionary as he explores Salt Lake City.