Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor of English, Southern New Hampshire University, 2011-present

Director of Undergraduate Research, Southern New Hampshire University, 2013-present

Assistant Professor of English, Bemidji State University, 2010-11

Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar, University of South Florida, 2009-10

EDUCATION 

Ph.D., English Literature,University of California,Santa Barbara, June 2009

M.A., English Literature, Boston College, May 2004

B.A., English Literature summa cum laude, Boston College Honors Program, May 2002

Study Abroad, Oxford University, Mansfield College, 2000-01

RESEARCH and TEACHING INTERESTS

Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, 18th-Century British Literature, 20th-Century Anglophone Literature, Gender Studies, Visual Culture, Food Studies, and Composition

HONORS and AWARDS

Finalist, SNHU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014

Southern New Hampshire University Summer Grant, 2014

Southern New Hampshire University Summer Grant, 2013

Southern New Hampshire University Faculty Development Travel Grant, 2013

Southern New Hampshire University Innovative Teaching Partnership Award, 2012

Southern New Hampshire University Summer Grant, 2012

Southern New Hampshire University Faculty Development Travel Grant, 2012

Southern New Hampshire University Teaching with Technology Innovation Award, 2011

Bemidji State University Professional Improvement Grant, 2010

Joseph Conrad Society of America Young Scholars Award, 2009

University of California President’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship, 2008-09

Pearce Fellowship for the Distinguished Graduate Student in English at UC Santa Barbara, 2008

North American Victorian Studies Association Conference Travel Grant, 2008

Outstanding Teaching Assistant in English at UC Santa Barbara, 2007-08

Modern Language Association Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2007

Frost Award for the Distinguished Graduate Student Essay in English at UC Santa Barbara, 2006

UC Santa Barbara Conference Travel Grant, 2006

UC Santa Barbara English Department Fellowship, 2004-05

Boston College English M.A. Teaching Fellowship, 2003-04

Boston College M.A. Tuition Scholarship, 2002-03

Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, 2002

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Mapping Hardy and Brontë,” in Literary Cartographies: Spatiality, Narrative, and the Prospects of World Literature. Ed. Robert Tally. New York: Palgrave (forthcoming 2014).

Nostromo’s Uncanny Light.” Conradiana (forthcoming 2014).

“Season of Light and Darkness: A Tale of Two Cities and the Daguerrean Imagination.” Dickens Studies Annual 42 (Summer 2011): 237-60.

“Envisioning Reform in Gissing’s The Nether World.” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 52.4 (August 2009): 458-75.

“Subversion without Limits: From Secretary’s Transgressive S/M to Exquisite Corpse’s Subversive Sadomasochism.” Discourse 28.1 (Winter 2006): 121-41.

Other Publications

Guest Editor and Author, “New Developments in Literature and Photography.” Special Issue of LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 24.2 (forthcoming Summer 2013).

Online Contributor, Journal of Victorian Culture Online (January 2013-present). Web.

“Victorian Game Night.” Solicited blog entry for “Victorians Beyond the Academy.” Journal of Victorian Culture Online. 22 November 2011. Web.

Contributions to the “Biennial Bibliography” of the Research Society of Victorian Periodicals, Victorian Periodicals Review (Fall 2010).

Review of John Kucich’s Imperial Masochism: British Fiction, Fantasy, and Social Class, The Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 62.1 (Spring 2008).

Review of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social, ed. Patricia Ticineto Clough, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 37.3 (April 2008).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Southern New Hampshire University, Assistant Professor

Seminar in British Literature: Book Culture (Fall 2014)

Romantic Literature (Spring 2014)

Victorian Literature: The Victorian Novel (Fall 2013)

Sophomore Seminar (Fall 2013)

B-Listed: Banned Books in America (co-taught course, Spring 2013)

Gender and Text (Spring 2013)

British Literature II: Romantic-Modern (Spring 2013, Spring 2014)

Online Graduate Studies in Victorian Literature (Spring 2013)

Seminar in British Literature: The Gothic (Fall 2012)

Major Author Studies: Charles Dickens (Fall 2012, Fall 2014)

Online Graduate Seminar in British Literature: Written Revolutions (Spring 2012)

Seminar in British Literature: Victorian Literature and Visual Culture (Spring 2012)

Popular Fiction (Spring 2012)

Composition (Fall 2011-Fall 2012)

Studies in British Literature: Empire (Fall 2011)

Bemidji State University, Assistant Professor

Argument and Exposition: Writing About Food (Spring 2011)

Problems of Literary Criticism and Theory—Graduate Level (Spring 2011)

Composition (Fall 2010)

Author Topics: Dickens (Fall 2010)

Research and Bibliography—Graduate Level (Fall 2010)

University of South Florida, Postdoctoral Scholar

Envisioning the Victorians (Spring 2010)

British Literature 1780-1900 (Fall 2009)

UC Santa Barbara, Teaching Associate

British Literature from 1789-1900 (Summer 2007)

Introduction to Literary Studies: Reading the Gothic (Summer 2006)

UC Santa Barbara, Teaching Assistant

Introduction to Academic Writing: Identity, Society, and Writing (2006-07; Spring 2008)

UC Santa Barbara, Teaching Assistant (led discussion sections)

English and American Literature from 1650-1789, Professor E. Cook (Winter 2008)

Women and Representation, Professor Maurizia Boscagli (Fall 2007)

U.S.Minority Literature: Asian-American Literature, Professor Shirley Lim (Spring 2006)

South Asiain the Popular Imagination, Professor Bishnupriya Ghosh (Winter 2006)

British Literature from 1789-1900, Professor Julie Carlson (Fall 2005)

Boston College, Teaching Fellow

FWS: First-Year Writing Seminar (2003-04)

PRESENTATIONS

“Sight and the City: Failing to Observe with Sherlock Holmes,” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2014

“Irene Adler’s Fallible Photograph,” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, Pasadena, CA, October 2013

“Moving Images: The Circulation of Dickens and His Likeness,” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Fresno, CA, March 2013

“Modernist Lighthouses and Woolf’s Refraction of Conrad’s Narrative Optics,” Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, MA, January 2013

“Shallow Technologies, Deep Analysis,” Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, MA, January 2013

“By Design: Browning’s Duke and Aesthetic Reform,” Victorians Institute Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, October 2012

“‘My counterfeit presentments’: Dickens, Photography, and Authorship,” Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012, the Dickens Universe, UC Santa Cruz, July 2012

“Photography’s Spectator,” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, Nashville, November 2011

“Realism and the Birth of the Photonegative,” Southern New Hampshire University New Directions Lecture, October 2011

“Sun and Shadow: Solarisation in Little Dorrit,” Victorians Institute Conference, Myrtle Beach, October 2011

“‘Where have all the lighthouses gone?’: Nostromo’s Nostalgic Futurism,” Victorian Futures Conference, the Dickens Universe, UC Santa Cruz, July 2011

“The Counter-Imperialism of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex and Charlotte Brontë’s Villette,” Honor’s Council Lecture Series, Bemidji State University, March 2011

“Hocking Homeyness: Dickens and the Rise of the Muffin Industry,” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Meeting,Albuquerque, March 2011

“The Place of Theatre: Class and Performance in George Gissing and Oscar Wilde,” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Meeting, University of Tampa, March 2010

Nostromo’s Unhomely Light,” Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, December 2009

“Naming Tess of the D’Urbervilles,” Modern Language Association Convention,Philadelphia, December 2009

“Home Baked Speculation: Economic Crisis, English Muffins, and Nicholas Nickleby,” Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada/Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western U.S. Joint Conference,Vancouver,BC, October 2009

“Company: A Part and a Whole in Dombey and Son.” 19th C. & Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group, UC Berkeley, December 2008

“Gissing’s Protest: Clerkenwell, The Nether World, and Social Mobility in late-Victorian London,” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, Yale, November 2008

“Nineteenth-Century Incorporations: Food, Bodies, and the Politics of Consumption,” Rocky Mountain MLA Annual Convention,Reno, October 2008

“The Form of History: Nineteenth-Century Experimental Photography and A Tale of Two Cities,” Culture, Gender, and Aesthetics Research Focus Group, UC Santa Barbara, May 2008

“Documentary Photography, Theatricality, and Gissing’s Nether World,” Dickens Project Winter Conference, UC Davis, February 2008

“The Other of Incorporation: Sadomasochism and the Colonial Scene,” Modern Language Association Convention,Chicago, December 2007

“Season of Light and Darkness: Solarization, History, and A Tale of Two Cities,” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference,Victoria,BC, October 2007

“Gothic Spaces, Pregnant Bodies, and Maria’s Gender Politics,” Rocky Mountain MLA Annual Convention,Tucson, October 2006

“‘…no true home…’: Displacement, Nationality, and Lucy Snowe’s Villette,” Northeast MLA Annual Convention,Philadelphia, March 2006

“Refracting Modernity: Lighthouses and Dislocation in Nostromo,” Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, UCSanta Barbara, May 2005

“Recognizing Body, Gender, and Horror in Interview with the Vampire,” Popular Culture Association Conference,San Diego, March 2005

“Reviewing Masochism: Desire and the Rearticulation of Female Power in Secretary,” GenderQueer/QueerGenders: Artists, Activists and Academics,Santa Barbara, February 2005

“Comprehending Trauma: Caruth, Hiroshima mon amour, and Freud,” Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Philadelphia, October 2002

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE

Conference Co-Director, Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Boston, March 2015

Panel Chair, “Bronte Mix,” Victorians Institute Conference, October 2012

Panel Chair, “Victorian Postmodernism,” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, November 2011

Panel Chair, “Adaptations,” Victorians Institute Conference, October 2011

Director, 21st DeBartolo Conference, University of SouthFlorida, April 2010

Steering Committee Member, Food Matters Conference, UC Santa Barbara, 2009

Panel Chair, Textuality, Visuality, and Their Convergence, Rocky Mountain MLA,Reno, 2008

Panel Chair, Image and Text in the 19th Century, Rocky Mountain MLA,Reno, 2008

“Cruz Director” (Graduate Student Event Coordinator), Dickens Universe, UC Santa Cruz, Summer 2008

Research Assistant, IHC Culture, Gender, and Aesthetics Research Focus Group, UC Santa Barbara, 2005-07

Organizer, Respondent, and Presenter, Boston College English Graduate Student Colloquium, Boston College, 2003-04

DIGITAL PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Course Author, LIT 510: Graduate Studies in Victorian Literature, 2012

Course Author, LIT 651: Graduate Seminar in British Literature (“Written Revolutions”), 2011

Digital Transcriber, The Brewer-Hunt Digital Project, University of Iowa, 2009

Transcriber and Cataloguer, The English Broadside Ballad Archive, UC Santa Barbara, 2007-09

Digital Editor, The English Department Graduate Handbook, UC Santa Barbara, 2008-09

Founding Member, The Race and Pedagogy Project, UC Santa Barbara, 2005-07

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Member, Honors Council, Southern New Hampshire University, 2014-present

Director, University College Undergraduate Research, Southern New Hampshire University, 2013-present

Representative, School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Senate, Southern New Hampshire University, 2013-present

Member, Center for Teaching and Learning, Southern New Hampshire University, 2013-present

Member, School of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, Southern New Hampshire University, 2012-14

Member, University Assessment Committee, Southern New Hampshire University, 2012-13

Faculty Representative, Southern New Hampshire University School of Arts and Sciences, Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, January 2012

Member, Common Book Committee, Southern New Hampshire University, 2011-present

Member, Women’s Studies Council, Bemidji State University, 2010-11

Member, English Department Assessment Committee, Bemidji State University, 2010-11

Founder and Faculty Advisor, British Literature Club, Bemidji State University, 2010-11

Faculty Advisor, Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Club (The Babe City Rollers), Bemidji State University, 2010-11

Founder and Organizer, British Studies Group, University of South Florida, 2009-10

Graduate Representative, Assistant Professor of Literature and Media Search Committee, UC Santa Barbara, 2008

English Department Representative, UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student Association, UC Santa Barbara, 2006-08

Member, Nineteenth-Century Reading Group, UC Santa Barbara, 2004-08

Teaching Assistant Trainer, UC Santa Barbara, Fall 2008

Member, English Department Diversity Work Group Committee, UC Santa Barbara, 2004-06

Instructional Assistant for Learning Resources for Student Athletes, Boston College, 2001-04

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Board Member, Nineteenth Century Studies Association, 2013-present

Member-At-Large, Victorians Institute Board, Victorians Institute, 2011-present

Graduate Representative, Dickens Universe, UC Santa Cruz, Summers 2007 and 2009

Writing Tutor, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, 2007-08

Writing Tutor, Project Excel, Santa Barbara, 2006-07

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Modern Language Association

North American Victorian Studies Association

Nineteenth Century Studies Association

Victorians Institute

LANGUAGES

French (proficient in written translation)

Spanish (proficient in written translation)

Latin (basic training in written translation)

OTHER SKILLS

Black and white photography experience: digital and darkroom, 1996-present

Classical violin training and symphony orchestra experience, 1990-present


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