curriculum vitae


Peer Reviewed Articles 

“Not So New Materialism: Homeostasis Revisited” Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology 27.1 (Winter 2019): 1-36

“Exceptional Infidelity: James Dickey’s Deliverance, Film Adaptation, and the Postsouthern” Mississippi Quarterly 69.2 (Spring 2016) [Published Summer 2018]: 206-225

Scholarly Reviews

Review of Good Enough: The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society by Daniel S. Milo (Harvard University Press, June 2019) PopMatters (June 7, 2019)

“The Lasting Impressions of Biopower,” Review of Kyla Schuller’s The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century [Duke University Press, 2018] symploke 26.1 (Forthcoming 2018): 453-456

“The Universes of Speculative Realism,” Review of Steven Shaviro’s The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism [University of Minnesota Press, 2014] boundary 2: b2o review(June 1, 2017)

Essays, Reviews, and Interviews

“True Croc Cinema: The Fossil Horror of Crawl in the Anthropocene” ASAP/J (open-access platform of Association for the Study of Arts of the Present) September 11, 2019 

Review of GlassHouse by Louis Armand (Equus Press, 2019) Full Stop (August 13, 2019)

Review of Whitman Speaks: His Final Thoughts on Life, Writing, Spirituality, and the Promise of America, as told to Horace Traubel. Edited with an introduction by Brenda Wineapple (Library of America, April 2019) PopMatters (August 2, 2019) 

Interview with John Warner, author of Why They Can’t Write (Johns Hopkins Press) and The Writer’s Practice (Penguin Random House) Pedagogy and American Literary Studies (PALS) (June 24, 2019)

Review of Song for the Unraveling of the World by Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press, June 11, 2019) Chicago Review of Books (June 5, 2019)

Review of Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (Small Beer Press, 2019) Full Stop (March 28, 2019) 

Review of Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return by Martin Riker. Gulf Coast (March 11, 2019)

“Why Does Alex Garland’s Annihilation Perpetuate the Hidden Figure of Henrietta Lacks?” PopMatters (January 23, 2019)

Review of An Untouched House by Willem Frederik Hermans. Translated from Dutch by David Colmer. Full Stop (December 11, 2018)

“Tree Time and Mortality in the Eyes of Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Powers, and Ursula K. Le Guin” The Millions(October 16, 2018)

Review of The Gunners: A Novel by Rebecca Kauffman. The Carolina Quarterly (June 2018)

Review of Experimental Animals (A Reality Fiction) by Thalia Field. The Carolina Quarterly (September 2017)

“Experiments in Incomprehension: A Review of A Collapse of Horses by Brian Evenson” The Carolina Quarterly (January 2017)

Review of Where the Bird Signs Best by Alejandro Jodorowsky” The Carolina Quarterly 65.1 (Fall 2015)

Bates Motel and the Pathology of Place” ETHOS: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (September 2014)


Travel Grant, UNC Center for the Study of the American South (2019)

Hobby Dissertation Fellowship, UNC Dept of English, Fall Semester (2019)

Graduate Student Transportation Grant, UNC Graduate School (2019)

Summer Research Dissertation Fellowship, UNC Graduate School (2019)

Erika Lindemann Teaching Award in Composition and Literature (2018)

Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2018)

Travel Award, UNC Department of English Keffer Fund (2017)

Teaching Award, Student Undergraduate Teaching Award (2017)

Travel Award, Society for Literature, Science, & the Arts (SLSA) (’16, ’17, ‘18)

Travel Grant, SLSA National Science Foundation (’16, ’17, ‘18)

Best Graduate Student Essay, South Atlantic MLA (SAMLA) (2016) [Declined due to essay publication]

Grant Recipient, UNC-King’s College Global Partnership (2016)

Grant Recipient, First Year English PhD Summer Award (2015)

Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities (2014)    

Student-Elected Baccalaureate Speaker, Houghton College (2014)

Barcus Award for Outstanding Student in English & Writing (2013) Houghton College 


Teaching Fellow, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2015 – present 

Primary Instructor: 

ENGL 105: Composition and Rhetoric (17 students) Spring 2018 

ENGL 144: Popular Genres (31 students) Fall 2017 

ENGL 105: Composition and Rhetoric (19 students) Spring 2017 

ENGL 105: Composition and Rhetoric (19 students) Fall 2016

ENGL 105: Composition and Rhetoric (18 students) Spring 2016

ENGL 105: Composition and Rhetoric (19 students) Fall 2015 

Teaching Assistant (including guest lecturing): 

ENGL 268: Medicine, Literature, and Culture (Prof. Matthew Taylor) Fall 2018  (2 sections; 38 students)

Graduate Research Consultant (including guest lecturing): 

CMPL 142: Visual Culture (Prof. Gregg Flaxman)   Spring 2019 

ENGL 344: Literature of the American West (Prof. Gregg Flaxman)  Fall 2018


Co-hosted with Travis Alexander. “Deep Time, Decline, and Nostalgia: An Interview with Noah Heringman and Jonathon Sachs.” Podcast Interview for ETHOS: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics. 30 March 2015 

Co-hosted with Sean DiLeonardi. “An Interview with Professor Kate Marshall: The Nonhuman Turn.” Podcast Interview for ETHOS: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics. 5 March 2015 


Conferences Organized: 

3rd Annual Graduate Student “Post45” Symposium. Sponsored by Yale University. New Haven, CT (March 2018) 

1st Annual Graduate Student “Post45” Symposium. Sponsored by the University of Chapel Hill Department of English & Comparative Literature, the Graduate School, and the School of Arts and Sciences. Chapel Hill, NC (February 2016) 

Panels Organized: 

Presenter, “Charles Chesnutt’s ‘Age of Crowds’: Crowd Psychology and Lynching in the 1890s.” (Panel: “Crowds and Race in the 19th Century). American Studies Association (ASA) Honolulu, HA (Forthcoming – November 2019)

Chair and Presenter, “Stephen Crane’s Almost Mob: Crowd Psychology, Emergence, and Literary Form.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Toronto, CA (November 2018)

Chair and Presenter, “Diagnosing Eco-Theory: Tracking Health & Environment.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), Detroit, MI (June 2017) 

Chair and Presenter, “Homeostasis and the Ecology of Bodies.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Atlanta, GA (November 2016)

Papers Presented: 

Presenter, “’Betwixt human and brute life’: Romancing the Biopolitical in Hawthorne’s The Marble Faun.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Tempe, AZ (November 2017)

Presenter, “Twitter, Drones, and Literature: Teju Cole on Undifferentiation.” Configurations of Contemporary Empire: UNC-KCL Workshop. London, UK (August 2017) 

Presenter, “Combative Adaptation: Media and Deliverance in Novel and Film,” Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Durham, NC (November 2015). [Winner of “Best Graduate Student Paper Award”declined award to pursue alternate publication] 

Presenter, “Damning the River of Deliverance,” The Association for the Study of the Arts and the Present (ASAP/7), Greenville, SC (September 2015)

Presenter, “’The Scientists of the Future’: Anthropocene Storytelling in Beasts of the Southern Wild,” National Meeting of the American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association (ACA/PCA), New Orleans, LA (April 2015) 

Presenter, “Inclusive Language and Writing Center Pedagogy,” The Penn-York Undergraduate Research Conference at Penn-State, Behrend, PA (November 2013)


2019-present / Editorial Assistant, American Literature, Duke University Press 

2017-2019 / Peer Mentoring Committee, UNC-Chapel Hill Elected by peers to two, one-year paid terms of pedagogy mentoring 

2015-2019 / Processing Specialist, Music Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

2016 / Tutor, UNC’s Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes

2014-2015 / Research Assistant, Studio for Instructional Technology in English Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill 

2012-2014 / Tutor, Writing Center, Houghton College 

2011-2014 / Circulation Desk, Willard J. Houghton Library, Houghton College


2018-2019 / Revision and Editorial Team, The Tarheel Writing Guide (Department textbook for rhetoric and composition courses) 

2017-2019 / Editor (Book Reviews), The Carolina Quarterly

2016 / Conference Assistant, “Novel Sounds: American Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll,” National Humanities Center, October 2016

2015-2018 / Co-Founder and Steering Committee, Post-45 Graduate Collective

2015-2018 / Co-chair and Organizer, Duke-UNC Americanist Speaker Series 

2014-2015  / Research Assistant, UNC Critical Speakers Series 

2014-2015 / Editor (Website), The Carolina Quarterly

2014-2015 / Editor (Interviews), ETHOS digital review and journal

2013-2014 / Editor in Chief, The Lanthorn, Literary Magazine, Houghton College.