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
"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
Monsters and Madness
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
Murder, Mayhem, and Madness in Modern American Literature
Sex and Madness in Modern American Literature
Literature and Rebellion in Modern America
Spring 2010 - 2016
Composition and Rhetoric II
Spring 2009 - 2015
Composition and Rhetoric