EDUCATION
Education

Ph.D.  English Literature, Arizona State University, May 2018

Dissertation: "Monstrous Bodies of Knowledge: The Undead as Epistemological Tool in the Romantic Period"

Committee: Mark Lussier (Chair), Devoney Looser, and Ron Broglio

 

Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 2012

            Graduated Magna Cum Laude

            Phi Beta Kappa (2011)

 

Bachelor of Science, Journalism, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 2012

 

Research Interests

British Romanticism, monsters, Gothic literature, the undead, medical humanities, marginalized populations, long 18th-century British literature, female monsters, literature and science, film and media studies, gender and sexuality studies.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
 

Faculty Associate                                                           August 2018–present

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

First–Year Composition (ENG 101)

First–Year Composition (ENG 102)

Faculty Adjunct 

Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ                          August 2018–present

         Fundamentals of Writing (ENG 091)

         Universal Themes (HUM 201)

 

Teaching Associate                                                       August 2013–May 2018

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Literature

Women and Literature: The Female Monster in Literature and Film (ENG 364).

           Online: Critical Reading and Writing About Literature (ENG 200).

Survey of English Literature: Romantic, Victorian, and 20-th Century Literature

(ENG 222)

Composition

First–Year Composition (ENG 101)

First–Year Composition (ENG 102)

Film and Media

            Special Topics: Film Adaptation (FMS 494)

       

PUBLICATIONS

Published (peer-reviewed):

“Gendered Heroics: A Comparison of Rick and Michonne.” Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead, Eds. Elizabeth Erwin and Dawn Keetley. McFarland Press.

“Annotated Bibliography on the Scholarship of Teaching

Jane Austen” with Devoney Looser, Romantic Circles Pedagogies Edition “Teaching Jane Austen.” Spring 2015.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“The Female Vampire as Resistance: Confrontation of Patriarchal Control in Wake Not the Dead.” Resistance in Romanticism. Boulder, CO. 6 September 2018.

 

“Mary Shelley’s Displaced Reanimates: Exploring the Disruptive Bodies and Minds of

 the Undead.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Tempe, AZ. 9 November 2017.

 

“A.B. Granville’s Mummy Autopsies and British Bodily Insecurity.” International Conference on Romanticism. El Paso, TX. 26 October 2017.

 

“Cruel Immortal”: Bertha as a Supernatural Character in George Eliot’s The Lifted Veil.” North American Victorian Studies Association. Phoenix, AZ. 4 November 2016.

“Loudon’s The Mummy! as Investigation into the Rights of the Posthuman.” North American Society  for the Study of Romanticism. Winnipeg, MB. 14 August 2015.

 

 “‘Wedded to the Tomb’: Undead and Sexuality in Short Romantic Works” presented at Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. San Diego, CA. 3 November 2013.

 

“The Undead Presence: Exploring Boundaries of Life, Death and Sex in ‘Christabel,’ ‘The Skeleton Priest,’ and ‘The Aerial Chorus.’” International Conference on Romanticism. Rochester, MI.  26 October 2013.

 

“Animal Control: Classifying Humanity in Victorian Literature” Southwest English Symposium. Tempe, AZ. 15 February 2013.

AWARDS, HONORS, CERTIFICATIONS

English Department Travel Award to attend International Conference on Romantic. El Paso, TX. 2017

 

Preparing Future Faculty Certificate of Completion, awarded by Arizona State University. Temple, AZ. 2016

 

Boot Camp for Teaching Online Certificate of Completion, awarded by Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. 2015

 

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Travel Grant Award to attend North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. Winnipeg, MB. 2015

 

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism’s Student Travel Bursary. Winnipeg, MB. 2015

 

Lore Metzger Graduate Student Writing Award, International Conference on

Romanticism. 2013

 

University Graduate Fellowship, Graduate College, Arizona State University, 2012.

SERVICE

Planning Committee, Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ 2018.

 

Graduate Coordinator and Founding Member of the Long–19th Century Graduate Colloquium, a peer professionalization group for literature graduate students. 2012-present.

 

Volunteer for Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference. Tempe, AZ. 9–12 November 2017.

 

Writer for the International Gothic Association Postgraduate Blog. 2015

 

Writer for North American Society for the Study of Romanticism’s Graduate Student Blog. 2014–2015.

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