PhD, Arizona State University
BA, University of the Pacific
Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Nineteenth Century British Literature
- Environmental Humanities
- History of Science
- Introduction to Literature
- Honors Composition I & II
- Composition I & II
- "Dancing on a Volcano: Subverting Catastrophe in M.P. Shiel’s The Purple Cloud." Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 2018.
- "Stretching Beyond Anthropocentric Thinking: Maria Graham and the 1822 Chilean Earthquake." European Romantic Review, vol. 28, iss. 6, 2017.
Public Humanities Work
- "Austen and the Anthropocene." The 18th-Century Common. 23 January 2018.
- "'Bread or Blood': Climate Insecurity in East Angila in 1816." Historical Climatology. 17 May 2017.
- "How a Volcano Helped Inspire Frankenstein." Slate. 22 June 2016.
Current Research Projects
- The ways that British literature and culture both facilitated and resisted the adoption of coal as a fuel source.
- The impact of the 1815 Tambora eruption on the poetry of the early nineteenth century.
- The long-term anxiety about the stability of the earth as expressed in nineteenth century media.