I received my doctorate in the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY with a focus on nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature in 2021. Before coming to Albany, I studied at The Evergreen State College, The University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University. I grew up in Seattle, Washington interested in jazz music, the visual arts and the outdoors. In 2017, I was elected as the Executive Vice President of the Graduate Student Employees Union/ CWA 1104 the union that represents and advocates for all graduate assistants and teaching assistants in the SUNY system and completed my term in 2020. I am passionate about teaching literature and culture to undergraduates and have a serious interest in developing hands-on and experimental pedagogical techniques to help students grasp the intellectual value and practical utility of the humanities in our changing world.
My research is currently focused on the relationships between literature, science, and American philosophy in the 20th century and their implications for literary criticism and theory.
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