I am an assistant professor of 19th-Century American Literature at the University of Tulsa and currently the 2018-2019 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. I earned my PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania in July 2017.
In and beyond the dissertation, my research focuses on late 18th and 19th century literary movements in the Americas; the history of medicine and psychiatry; LGBTQ history; queer philology; and the history of emotions. Research for my dissertation and first book manuscript has been supported by the Penn Humanities Forum, American Antiquarian Society, a Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Dissertation Fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and a Quarry Farm Fellowship from the Center for Mark Twain Studies. I have published on genealogies of black queer theory, progressive print cultures, and LGBTQ history in the peer-reviewed journal American Literature, the New Republic, Public Books, and Legacies, the magazine of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. My writing is also currently forthcoming in Literature and Medicine; J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists; and Common-place: The Journal of Early American Life.