Assistant Professor (on leave Fall 2015)
Department/Affiliation: English, Comparative Literature
Office Address: 222 Kauke
Curriculum Vita (.pdf)
- B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2005
- M.A., Cornell University, 2009
- Ph.D., Cornell University, 2012
- English 120: Animals in Literature
- English 200: Introduction to Theory
- English/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 210: Sex and Gender in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century
- English/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 220: "I am not what I am": Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Class on Shakespeare's Stage
- English 240: Mimic Forms: Imitative Literature in the Eighteenth Century
- English 401: Advanced Theory/Junior Independent Study
- First-Year Seminar: Animals, Monsters, and Aliens
- "The Natural History of the Houyhnhnms: Noble Horses in Gulliver's Travels," The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, forthcoming.
- "Rational Elephants or Hominoid Apes: Which is Early Modern?," with Laura Brown, Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 13, no. 4 (2013): 61-68.
My research focuses on British literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. I am also interested in Renaissance literature, the history of science, animal studies, and scholarship on teaching and writing. I am currently working on a book manuscript about stories of human-animal transformations.