Below is some information about my academic life thus far (last updated May 2018). 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

  • “Genre and Resistance Politics: The Dorset Novels of Mary Butts,” the Feminist inter-Modernist Association Conference. Greeley, CO. June 2018
  • “Weddings and Marriages: English Responses to Stability and Change,” MSA 19. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 2017
  • “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

Teaching Experience

  • Film Studies (graduate course)
    Genre and Global Conflicts
  • English Literature (undergraduate electives)
    Introduction to Twentieth Century European Drama
    Twentieth Century Women Writers
    Capstone course: The Great War and its Discontents
  • Film Studies (undergraduate electives)
    Cities in Film and Literature
    Introduction to Film Studies
    Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood: The Development of Global Media Industries
  • Writing and Composition (writing intensive electives)
    Writing for the Humanities
    Writing for the Social Sciences
    Technical Writing

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • NEH Summer Seminar participant in The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Texts, Modern Readers 
  • 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 Roles

  • Book Reviews Editor
    Serve as the Book Reviews Editor for Time Present: The Newsletter of the International T. S. Eliot Society
  • Secretary and Treasurer of the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
    Serve as the secretary and treasurer of an organisation whose primary function is to distribute faculty awards within the university