I earned my Ph.D. in English Literature at SUNY Stony Brook University in New York (5/18). I have an M.A. in Aesthetics and a B.A. in Philosophy, and two French language certificates from the Sorbonne. My research areas include: nineteenth-century environmental literary criticism, ecocinema studies, environmental humanities, and Dickens and Eliot Studies.
I recently wrote the "Foreword" for The Ecophobia Hypothesis (Routledge 2018). My nineteenth-century scholarship has been published in Adaptation, and my forthcoming publications include articles in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment and Kritika Kultura. I have published critical reviews in The Journal of Ecocriticism, ISLE, and the Journal of International Comparative Literature. My co-authored article “The Climate of Ecocinema” appears in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication.
I won the 2017 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Second Place Student Writing Award. I have volunteered as an Asst. Editor and Copy Editor at the Cambridge journal Victorian Literature and Culture. I was the principal investigator for the Stony Brook FAHSS funded-project “Documenting Climate Change.” My recent teaching experience includes courses such as: Nature in the Nineteenth Century, Ecopoetics, and The Modern Victorian Environment, and I have recently developed two graduate courses, “The Climate of Ecocinema,” and “The Cultural Ecology of Climate Change.” I am also an Open SUNY fellow in the Center for Excellence in Online Teaching. During the 2018/19 academic year, I am again in residence at the Wertheim Room of the New York Public Library.
I have presented in North America, Europe, and China at MLA, NAVSA, ASLE, the International James Joyce Symposium, the Modernist Studies Association, NeMLA, M/MLA, INCS, Victorian Poetry, the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, and the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI). I recently gave the keynote lecture at the annual Friends of Dickens NY. My dissertation, “The Sustainable Victorians?” examines the spectrum of sustainability in novels, poems, and prose.
I have been an invited speaker at the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) Annual Meeting in Hong Kong, China, at the Humanities NY Environmental Stewardship Seminar, the Friends of Dickens NY, and the CUNY Victorian Seminar (forthcoming).