Below is some information about my academic life thus far (last updated May 2016). I also have a profile on Academia.edu.


Ph.D    The Graduate Center, CUNY, May 2014
English Qualifying Examinations passed with Distinction, December 2010
IT and Pedagogy Certificate Program, Film Studies Certificate Program

M.Phil. The Graduate Center, CUNY, August 2011

M.A.    The Graduate Center, CUNY, September 2010

A.B.     Bryn Mawr College, May 2006
English, Anthropology, and minor in Film Studies, magna cum laude

Selected Publications

Please see here for a list of recent publications.

Selected Presentations and Conference Papers

“Wellness and Public Space in Ahmed Ali’s Twilight in Delhi,” Society for Novel Studies Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. May 2016

“Jacob and the Cenotaph: Woolf’s Mutable Memorial to the Great War,” NeMLA Convention. Toronto, Canada. April 2015

“Dismantling Patterns: Combating Modernist Architecture in T. S. Eliot’s Late Plays,” ACLA 2014. New York, NY. March 2014

“Objecthood and Objectification in Rachilde’s The Juggler and Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge,” MSA 15. Brighton, UK. August 2013.

“The Architecturality of Time in T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral,” T. S. Eliot Society of North America 32nd Annual Meeting, 2011.

“A Candle in the Night: Thingness in Rilke’s The Notebook of Malte Laurids Brigge,” North-east Modernist Languages Association Conference, 2011.

“Pan and Primitivism: Difference and Morality in Lawrence’s ‘St. Mawr’ and ‘The Woman Who Rode Away,’” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, 2011.

“Mad Language, Convention and Myth-making in the works of Rachilde and George Egerton,” North-east Modernist Languages Association Conference, 2010.

“A Dream of Water in a Time of Words: Samuel Beckett, J. M. Coetzee and the escape from language,” North-east Modernist Languages Association Conference, 2009.

Teaching Experience
English Electives (upper-level electives)

Survey of British Modernism
Twentieth Century Women Writers
Capstone course: The Great War and its Discontents
Critical Reading and Writing/Literary Theory (Poetry)

English Composition and Writing (lower-level and writing intensive electives)

Writing for the Humanities
Writing for the Social Sciences
Technical Writing
Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminars

Film Studies (lower-level electives)

Introduction to Film Studies
History of Film
Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood: Development of Global Media Industries

Campuses taught at: City College-CUNY, Lehman College-CUNY, Marymount Manhattan College, New York City College of Technology-CUNY, Hostos CC-CUNY, and Guttman-CUNY

Selected Fellowships and Awards

Public Scholar with the New York Council for the Humanities, 2015-2017
Fathman Young Scholar Award from the T. S. Eliot Society for conference presentation, Fall 2014
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Fellowship at the School of Professional Studies-CUNY, 2013-14
Bridging the Space: Invitational Pedagogy Seminar at Lehman College, Spring 2012
The Samuel Beckett Summer School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, July 2011
University Fellow at the Graduate Center, 2007–2013
Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Graduate Center, 2007–2009
Chancellor’s Fellow at the Graduate Center, 2006–2011
Humanities Fellow at the Centre for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, 2006
Undergraduate Grant for full tuition from Bryn Mawr College, 2002–2006

Selected Professional Experience
Editorial work

Transcriber and fact-checker for book on interviews by poet Ron Padgett, 2011-2012
Editorial Associate at Frame graduate journal, September 2010
Editorial staff at Fiction literary journal, 2008-2011

Tutoring and Mentoring

Graduate Mentor at the New Community College, Fall 2012
Mentor in the Poetry Outreach Program at City College, 2010