PhD – English: Fordham University, Bronx, NY (2016)

Dissertation: The Sexualization of Mental Illness in Postwar American Literature

MPhil – English: Fordham University, Bronx, NY (With Distinguished Honor) (2010)

MA – English: Fordham University, Bronx, NY (2008) 

BA – Major: English, Minor: Art History: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (Cum Laude with Honor in English) (2005)


Writing and Editing 

Associate Editor: Ravishly

Contributing Writer and Rotating Editor: Luna Luna 


Conference Presentations

"Constructing the Female Psychosexual Radical: Anne Sexton," Women and Society Conference, Marist College, 2014. 

“Staring at Sylvia: The Intersections of Disability Theory and Beauty Culture,” The Sylvia Plath Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2012.

“Reclaiming the Sexual Psychopath: Sadomasochism and the Postwar Male Crisis in Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me,” Monsters and the Monstrous Conference, Oxford University, 2011.

“Being (Really?) Crazy in the ‘60s: Literary Constructions of Mental Illness and the Psychiatric Institution,” The American Popular Culture Association National Conference, 2010.

“Cyborg, Manifest(ed): Lady Gaga’s Sexual Grotesque,” The Graduate English Association Conference, Fordham University, 2010.

“Tracey Emin’s Masturbatory Postmodernism,” The Brooklyn Museum’s Feminist Art Symposium, 2009. 

“‘The nudity of poverty’: Documentary Poetics and Photography in Leslie Scalapino’s ‘Crowd and not evening or light,’” The Graduate English Association Conference, Fordham University, 2008.

“‘He tells me how badly I photograph’: Plath, the Camera, and the Politics of Self-Representation,” The 75th Annual Sylvia Plath Symposium, Oxford University, 2007.

“‘Filling in the Blanks’: Translating Silence in Kathleen Fraser’s ‘Etruscan Pages,’” The Graduate Poetry Symposium, Princeton University, 2007.  


Courses Taught at Fordham University 

Spring 2016
Monsters and Madness

Fall 2016
Countercultures and Bohemians

Spring 2014, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
Horror and the Gothic

Spring 2013, Spring 2017
Modern American Novel

Fall 2012, Spring 2017
Representations of Mental Illness

Spring 2011
Murder, Mayhem, and Madness in Modern American Literature

Spring 2010
Sex and Madness in Modern American Literature 

Fall 2010
Literature and Rebellion in Modern America

Spring 2010 - 2016
Composition and Rhetoric II

Spring 2009 - 2015
Composition and Rhetoric