British Romanticism | 18th & 19th-Century Literature
Gender & Sexuality | Family & Kinship
As a teacher of writing and literature, I think about the ways fiction and other creative texts reflect our views on family, marriage, and kinship. I currently teach first-year composition and advanced writing in the disciplines at Northeastern University, having previously held faculty positions at Vassar College, Boston University, and the College of the Holy Cross. My interdisciplinary seminars incorporate discourses from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields to examine how our cultural ideologies emerge in our everyday narratives and stories.
Outside the classroom, my research focuses on nineteenth-century literature, British Romanticism, composition pedagogies, and gender studies. I have published articles on sibling kinship in Fleabag and Pride and Prejudice; on the technologies of teaching online; and on the dynamics of subjectivity in Wordsworth's poetry; as well as a series of academic blog posts on John Keats, Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Mary Shelley.
I earned my Ph.D. in English with a Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Boston University and my A.B. in English with honors from Vassar College, including a visiting certificate from St. Peter's College at Oxford University.